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.
Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults
Fires and falls are the leading causes of injury and disability for older adults. This program is designed to prevent injuries amoung older adults and help them live safely at home. This fun and interactive program provides informaiton through handouts, discussion and trivia games.
Nutrition for a Happy Tummy
Learn more about the role that "gut health" plays in our overall well-being, the role it plays in the body's immune function and even our mood. If you have stomach trouble or if you live with a food intolerance this program will provide valuable information. We will look at ways to care for our digestive system and how a dietitian can help with problem-solving and healthy meal planning.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This is a group workshop designed to help caregivers develop self-care tools to better manage the unique challenges facing them. Participants will learn practical skills proven to reduce stress, communicate more effictively, improve selfcare, make effective decisions and access community resources for caregivers.
Life's Third Act: Redefining the Aging Process with Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda thinks perhaps the most important revolution today is the "longevity revolution". What she discovered through her own personal journey and research on aging has been interpreted as our society's habit of still living with the old paradigm of aging - seeing it as a decline to 'decrepitude". Fonda thinks the 34 years we live beyond the lifespan of our great grandparents can be seen as a developmentatl stage of life called the "third act". Come see how we can develop our wisdom, wholeness and authenticity by viewing the TED talk and enjoy the guided descussion led by staff from Brookdale Senior Living Solutions of Faribault.
Computer Tutoring for Seniors
Individualized computer tutoring provided free of charge by tech-savvy Faribault High School students. Bring you own device (I-pad, laptop, tablet, etc) with you or use a computer in the lab. Attend just once or as many times as you want.
In this workshop we will explore different journal formats and subjects and experiment with some ceative ways to make it your own. With a journal we can explore ideas or record things we want to remember and then use this informaiton to tell a life story, plan a better garden, or keep track of a project. Scientific evidence is supporting the idea that certain forms of journaling are beneficial for physical and mental well-being. If you have thought about journaling but were not sure how to start, join us for this fun session.
The Story of Storytelling
For as long as humans have been able to speak we have been telling stories. From prehistoric cave paintings to the Grimm brothers' fairytales, stories are what entertain and inform us. Isabell will talk about the history of storytelling and tell some wonderful stories. There will also be stories as told by members of the Senior Center's Writing Group