The Healthy Living education series is designed with the goal of enhancing the aging process and reducing stress.
All classes will be held the second Wednesday of the month at the Redwood Area Community Center. For more information contact Wendy Dahl (507-637-4527).
Co-sponsored by Redwood Area Hospital , Redwood Area Community Center and A.C.E. SW MN- Redwood County.
What’s New at the Recycling Center
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Redwood Area Community Center
Presenter: Brian Sams, Redwood Renville Regional Solid Waste Authority Recycling Coordinator
Beginning January 1, 2016, the new recycling center will serve Redwood and Renville County. Residents will no longer be required to sort their recyclable items. Learn more about the new recycling process and have your questions answered.
Hearing Loss and You (or Someone You Know)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Redwood Area Community Center
Presenters: Anthony Davis, Program Specialist, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division and Nancy Karkoska, Program Specialist, Telephone Equipment Distribution Program
Learn more about services and programs, myths and truth regarding hearing loss, communication tips and information about assistive technology – including telephones.
Senior Citizen Self Defense
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Redwood Area Community Center
Presenter: Mark Dressen, Chief of Police – Redwood Falls Police Department
Unfortunately, senior citizens are huge targets for property and theft crimes and experience a higher rate of purse snatching and theft. Learn facts on crime against seniors, get general tips to remember and techniques in fending off an attacker.
Your Health Care Directive
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Redwood Area Community Center
Presenter: Joleen Johnson, LSW, Social Services Department – Redwood Area Hospital
Healthcare providers and families often struggle to make difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient. By putting your wishes in an advance directive, others will not have to feel responsible for tough decisions in an already difficult time. Information and forms will be available.
Staying in Your Home for the Aging Population
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Redwood Area Community Center
Presenter: Magan Simon, MA, OTR/L, Therapy Department – Redwood Area Hospital
Learn more about making your home safe as you age and adaptive equipment that could help you stay in your home longer. Safety tips will be provided in regards to the bathroom, entrance and general home accessibility. We will also discuss adaptive equipment for daily life tasks such as dressing.
Stay Right Side Up!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Redwood Area Community Center
Presenter: Gail Gilman-Waldner, Prog. Development & Coord.-MN River Area Agency on Aging
Having a fall can change one’s life forever. The good news is that falling is not a normal part of getting older. Falls can be prevented. Learn suggestions and ideas of how to reduce and prevent falls.
Steps to Putting Your Affairs in Order
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Redwood Area Community Center
Presenter: Karen Christensen, A.C.E. – SW MN & Gail Radke, Sr. Outreach Specialist – Sr. Linkage Line
No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. But it can happen. Planning ahead can make all the difference in an emergency. Do your family members know where your important papers are? Which papers are important? Learn how to organize and identify important documents.
I Can Prevent Diabetes!
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Redwood Area Community Center
Presenter: Dorie Oja, RD, LD, CDE – Diabetes & Nutrition Center – Redwood Area Hospital
Pre-Diabetes means that blood sugar is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Learn about the risk factors and lifestyle steps that can be taken to prevent diabetes. Diabetes screening available. Dorie Oja is a trained lifestyle coach in the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
For more information contact Wendy Dahl, Redwood Area Hospital 507-637-4527