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 September 4 – November 6 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.
Aging Eyes – Dr. Hagen – September 4
What changes can you expect to notice with your eyes and vision with aging? Dr. Hagen will discuss examples of how your general health is related to your eye health and how the eyes may give clues about your general health. He will also share ways to promote good eye health and vision with aging.
COPD- Lance Lothert – October 2
If you’re over 40 and have a history of smoking, you may have a life-threatening lung
disease that will get worse if not treated. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Yet many people don’t know they have COPD. An early diagnosis gives the best chance to stop the damage to your lungs, but treatments are available to help people at all stages of COPD feel better and live a more active life. It’s not too late to get help for COPD.
Caregiver Guilt – Joleen Johnson – November 6
Guilt is an ongoing process throughout the caregiver’s journey. Emotions range from feeling inadequate to overly responsible. Recognizing guilt, identifying other feelings, and learning how to cope with and manage those feelings in a healthy way, is key to becoming a more effective caregiver. When you care for yourself, you can do a better job caring for others.
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 637-4508 or Karen Christensen, Redwood County Volunteer Coordinator, at 627-1016.