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.
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.
1936 Berlin Olympics
The 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin are notorious for the tightly controlled image the Nazis presented to the world. But, these Games also became a blueprint for future Games that is followed to the present day. We will look at the history of the Olympics and the complicated legacy of the 1936 Games.
Presenter: David Jones, a resident of Minneapolis, has been presenting on historical topics, including the JFK Assassination, Apollo Moon Missions, Prohibition, and more since 1996. Faribault Senior Center audiences have thoroughly enjoyed his presentations.
The Surprising Science of Happiness
Dan Gilbert is a Harvard psychologist who has studied happiness and bases this energetic talk on his research. He will present ideas that might challenge your thinking about what creates happiness and will coach us in ways to support our own “psychological immune system”.
Estate and Will Advice Clinic
Each participant will be provided with a private 20 minute consultation with an attorney who will answer questions about wills and estate planning. Cost: free to senior citizens, appointments required.
If you have questions regarding the will you already have, please bring it with you. New wills cannot be drafted during appointment times, instead we'll be giving information and direction.
Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind: Minimizing the Risk of Alzheimer's
In 2016, there were an estimated 5.4 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. By 2050, this number is expected to reach 14 million. But why is this number increasing and what care can be given to those with these diagnoses?
Steven Atkinson, Pa-C, MS, of Twin Cities Physicians will share valuable information on key symptoms of abnormal aging, examples of Alzheimer’s disease prevention, along with activities to broaden the knowledge of older adults, families, and healthcare professionals.
Program provided in cooperation with Home Health Care, Inc.
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.
Senior Health Fair
Learn more about:
- Blood pressure screening
- Keeping an agile mind
- Heart health nutrition
- Health care directives and more!
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.
All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in strange positions.)
Living Well with Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain Self-Management is a free group workshop designed to help people living with chronic pain better manage their symptoms and improve their daily lives. This program is being offered at no cost by Catholic Charities of Southern MN in partnership with the Faribault Area Senior Center..
In this six-session workshop, participants learn practical skills to manage the challenges of living with chronic pain, including: stress management, exercise proven to lessen symptoms, healthy eating, goal setting, medication management, effective communication skills and resources to assist in evaluating treatment options. The Workshop is interactive and focuses on peer support.