Senior Advocate/ Caregiver Advocate office hours at the Senior Center
Services available for clients over age of 60 and/or their caregivers include:
- Benefits Analysis which may result in application assistance for Medical Assistance, Medicare savings programs, Nutrition Assistance and Energy Assistance.
- Care Consultation for caregivers of, or those living with, memory loss including specialized education, screenings and assessment of needs, resource referral and care planning for individuals and/or their caregivers. A free tool kit is currently available through a special caregiver grant.
- General Assistance including needs assessment (includes home visit), community resource referral, education regarding disease progression and continuum of care, problem-solving, and emotional support.
Medication Check-Up with Pharmacist Bill Boyes
When prescription and over-the-counter medicines are taken in the right way, they are safe and effective tools for good health.
A Medication Check-Up provides a review of each medication (both prescription and over-the-counter) with discussion about the person’s medicine-taking routine. The conversation is private and confidential. Participants can ask questions and get tips on reducing or avoiding medication side effects, schedules, and more.
Honoring Choices Advanced Care Planning
Continuing Education for Long-term Care Providers
Choices for care at the end of life are an important part of the continuum of care. This course will discuss the concept of Honoring Choices, MN and will provide information about important resources available for advance care planning conversations. We will review an advance care planning document. Care Providers are encouraged to attend.
Classes in this series sponsored by Rice County Public Health (RCPH) in partnership with the Faribault Senior Center.
Minnesota Elder Justice Support Group
The Minnesota Elder Justice Center (MEJC) and the Faribault Senior Center are partnering on a community support group for those affected by elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
We recognize that many vulnerable people experience abuse, neglect, self-neglect, financial scams, and financial exploitation, and hope to give them an opportunity to speak and be heard.
We welcome adult children helping their parent leave an abusive relationship, adult grandchildren helping an elder victim recover from a financial scam or exploitation, concerned friends or neighbors trying to assist a vulnerable adult experiencing neglect or self-neglect, and any other individuals impacted by the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
For more information: www.elderjusticemn.org.
A Matter of Balance
Are you looking for additional ways to better manage your health?
Free workshop series In Faribault starting in September. For more information or to sign up please call Rice County Public Health at 332-6111 or WellConnect at 507-251-3835.
JFK Assassination: The Mystery & Legend
Where were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated? After a half century, this event still sparks discussion and controversy. Join us for a balanced discussion of one of the pivotal events of the 20th century. Through slides, photos and film clips, David's narration of historidcal events is always interesting.
Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults
Fires and falls are leading causes of injury and disability for older adults. This program is designed to prevent injuries among older adults and help them live safely at home. This fun and interactive program provides safety information through handouts, discussion and triva games.
Flu shot Clinic
Rice county Public health has announced its Flu Shot Clinic. If you are receiving Medicate or MA, there will not be any out of pocket cost for you and your paperwork will be filed. The shot clinic is open to all area adults.
The Fall Garden: Prepare for Winter, Plan for Spring
September signals another change in the seasons with cool evenings and the start of beautiful fall colors. As we enjoy the changing season in the yard and garden its a good time to start working on fall garden chores in preparation for winter and next spring.
Come for tips and bring you questions.
What Does This Do?
This is a new education program called the Smart DriverTEK program offered by AARP and developed to help drivers understand how to use current and new vehicle safety features. A recent survey showed 76 percent of drivers over the age of 50 actively seek high-tech safety features. This class will explore all of the elements that new vehicles now offer.
Learn about: Traditional Medicare Medicare Supplements
Medicare Advantage Plans Prescription Drug Plans
Preventative Benefits, and more
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period
Beginning October 15 through December 7 there is individual appointments available on Tuesdays and Fridays for those needing assistance in enrolling or making changes in their Medicare Part D during the open enrollment period. Call 332-7357 for appointments.
Estate and Will Advice Clinic
Participants will be provided with a private 20 minute consultation with an attorney who will answer questions about wills and estate planning. If you have questions on the will you already have, please bring it with you. New wills cannot be drafted during appointments times, instead we'll be giving information and direction.