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 September 3 – November 5 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.

September 3, 2014Taking Medications Safely – Scott Nelson, Redwood Area Hospital Pharmacist
As we age our body changes.  For example, our eyes are not as ideal at the age of 60 compared to when we are 20.  The same can be said for our body’s ability to handle medications and the effect these medications deliver to us.  We will explore some basics regarding medications and our body as we age.

October 1, 2014 Vulnerable Adults – Nicole Prellwitz, LSW, Southwest Health and Human Services
Older adults are vulnerable to abuse in many forms, from caregiver neglect, to psychological and physical abuse or even financial abuse. Unfortunately many vulnerable adults and their caregivers don’t recognize the abuse and the abuse goes unreported. Through this presentation, you will learn how to spot the signs of abuse and know when and how to intervene.

November 5, 2014      Fraud and Identity Theft – Mark Dressen, Redwood Falls Police Chief

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.