2St. Leo's will host an Aging with Grace Senior Health Education Fair on Saturday, February 25th, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Bishop Begley Parish Center. Local physical, occupational and speech therapists will be presenting information for seniors and caregivers about aging-related topics. Topics to be discussed are fall prevention, home safety, safe driving, how to exercise properly, signs of stroke, low vision, proper nutrition, technology use and how to stay in your home for as long as possible. (See below for more information) In addition, the Shepherd's Center will be presenting its community services and there will be an opportunity to get your vital signs taken (pulse, heart rate and blood pressure). Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for admission. We hope seniors from our community and their caregivers will join us for this educational and fun event!
Topics to be Presented:
1) Mind and Memory
-What happens to us as we age?
-Importance of being active in mind and body
-Signs of mild memory issues and when to seek out help
-Fun activities to foster mental skills and independence
2) I've fallen and I CAN get up:
-Fall risk assessment by a PT to determine whether a person is at risk for falling
-Demonstration of how to get up after a fall
-Resources for equipment which may make walking safer
3) Am I having a stroke?
-Stroke signs and symptoms
-Stroke risk reduction
-Recovery after a stroke
4) Let's Move!
-Why should we exercise?
5) Home is Where the Heart Is...
-How to make your home safer and easier to live in
-How to organize better
6) All choked up? Nutrition:
-How does swallowing change as we age
-Things to do to reduce choking and pneumonia
-Living with COPD and other breathing issues
7) Technology can be fun:
-How to use that computer or smart phone!
-Talk to family on Facetime
-Check email and keep in touch!
8) Where are my glasses?
-Low vision and good eye health
-How to adjust for macular degeneration and other eye diseases
9) Drivng my car:
-Recommendations for safe driving
-When should I not drive?
-How to stay in your home
-What to look for when downsizing home
11) Community Resources:
-What's available in Winston-Salem for seniors?
-Representatives from The Shepherd's Center
-Local resources for seniors
12) Financial Concerns