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Healthy Aging Education Series

The Healthy Aging education series is designed for older adults with the goal of enhancing the aging process and reducing stress.

All classes will be held the first Wednesday of the month starting February 5 – May 7 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Redwood Area Hospital education room. In order to provide adequate seating, registration is encouraged but not required. To register, contact Wendy Dahl at 507-637-4527.

February 5, 2014 Aging in Place 

As your needs change when you age, this presentation will provide information on the services and supports available to allow you to “Age in Place” or live in the residence of your choice for as long as you are able.

Panel of Experts:  Lynn Buckley, Redwood Area Hospital, Gail Radke, Sr Linkage Line and Karen Christensen, Redwood County Volunteer Coordinator

March 5, 2014 Importance of Health Screenings – Shannon Slagter, CNP, ACMC

Did you know many of the top risk factors leading to illness and premature death are preventable? Take charge of your health by understanding preventative services and screenings–the most important step you can take to manage your wellness. Shannon Slagter, CNP, will explain age-recommended screenings and the process of setting these services up.

April 2, 2014 Healthcare Directives – Joleen Johnson 

Healthcare providers and families often struggle to make difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient. A healthcare directive is a legal document that tells healthcare providers who you wish to make medical decisions for you if you are ever not able to state what you want for yourself. It is important that all people, age 18 and older, complete a healthcare directive to ensure that their healthcare wishes are known and protected. Healthcare directive forms and resources will be provided.

May 7, 2014 Stroke – Louise Anderson, RN

Stroke affects people of all ages and impacts about 795,000 people each year. Get prevention tips, learn how to recognize warning signs and know how to act FAST. Stroke is the #1 disabling disease in America and there are prevention strategies that people can use to minimize their risk.

Co-sponsored by Redwood Area Hospital Caring Connection adult day health program and Redwood County Volunteers.

For more information, contact Lynn Buckley, Redwood Area Hospital Caring Connections Coordinator, at 507-637-4508 or Karen Christensen, Redwood County Volunteer Coordinator, at 507-627-1016.