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Free "Healthy Aging" Series Coming to South Lake Tahoe
 
Department:
 
Human Services

Date:
10/8/2013
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The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and Active Aging program are presenting a free educational series in South Lake Tahoe.  The series will give instruction and support to persons aged 60 years and older and to their family members and friends.  The classes will be held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. beginning October 21 through November 25, 2013 at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel (formerly Embassy Suites), located at 4130 South Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. The classes will be held as follows:

  • Monday, October 21, The Healthy Plate: Learn ways to control and improve caloric and nutritional intake by using the "Plate" method.  Compare and contrast various methods to compose meals for optimal health.
  • Monday, October 28, The 4 D's: Learn to distinguish the differences between delirium, delusions, dementia and depression.  "The 4 D's" are ailments that will at one time or another affect many frail or aging individuals.
  • Monday, November 4, Defeating Guilt and Depression:   Family members of aging persons, and those who care for aged individuals, may suffer from feelings of guilt and depression in their best attempts to provide care.  This session helps participants find meaningful and empowering ways to reduce stress.
  • Monday, November 11, Effective Assessments and Care Plans - The Assessment: Learn how to effectively complete a care needs assessment of a loved one.  At the end of this session, participants will be given a blank assessment to complete on their loved one's behalf.
  • Monday, November 18, Effective Assessments and Care Plans - The Care plan: Learn how to effectively complete an individualized care plan based on information gathered from the assessment as part of the November 11 class.
  • Monday, November 25, Goodenough Speaks:  Learn how the benefits of meditation decrease stress and increase physical and mental health.

Advanced registration is requested but not required for the classes. Please call (530) 621-6151 or (800) 510-2020 to register for one or more classes, or for questions about respite care. 

This Aging series is sponsored in part by the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency Senior Health Education Program, Family Caregiver Support Program and IHSS Public Authority.  For information about additional programs and services for seniors in El Dorado County, please visit www.edcgov.us/HumanServices or call (530) 621-6369.

 

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