Senior Advocate/ Caregiver Advocate office hours at the Senior Center
Services available for clients over age of 60 and/or their caregivers include:
- Benefits Analysis which may result in application assistance for Medical Assistance, Medicare savings programs, Nutrition Assistance and Energy Assistance.
- Care Consultation for caregivers of, or those living with, memory loss including specialized education, screenings and assessment of needs, resource referral and care planning for individuals and/or their caregivers. A free tool kit is currently available through a special caregiver grant.
- General Assistance including needs assessment (includes home visit), community resource referral, education regarding disease progression and continuum of care, problem-solving, and emotional support.
Medication Check-Up with Pharmacist Bill Boyes
When prescription and over-the-counter medicines are taken in the right way, they are safe and effective tools for good health.
A Medication Check-Up provides a review of each medication (both prescription and over-the-counter) with discussion about the person’s medicine-taking routine. The conversation is private and confidential. Participants can ask questions and get tips on reducing or avoiding medication side effects, schedules, and more.
TED Talk Tuesday
The Hidden Risk of Sitting
Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinc investigates the hidden risks of sitting down.
What happens on TED Talk Tuesday? We view a TED talk—a short, informative video presentation— followed by a guided discussion with staff from Brookdale Senior Living of Faribault.
Computer Tutoring for Seniors
Individualized computer tutoring, provided free of charge by tech-savvy High School aged students. Attend just once or more than once. Bring your own device (I-pad, laptop, tablet, etc) with you.
Diabetic Meal Planning
A diabetes diet at its core means eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular meal times. This class will cover meal planning for people with diabetes, carbohydrate counting, and meal planning for holiday and special occasions.
Presenter: Lacie Grevious, an RN for 24 years, has specialized in diabetes care for 17 years. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) specializing in diabetes education, medication/insulin management & insulin pump therapy and works for Faribault’s Allina Clinic.
Intended audience: Providers of long term care services including home health aides, adult foster care providers, family caregivers, as well as consumers.
Stroke Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Beyond
Join us for an evening of learning & interaction, hosted by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s therapy team.
This free class meets at Buckham West and will include information on how to prevent a stroke, the signs and symptoms of having a stroke, and how occupational and physical therapy and speech language pathology professionals can help an individual return to life skills after a stroke.
Find out your personal skill level with balance, hand strength, and cognitive/memory skills. Find out what BEFAST is and why it’s important. Receive resource materials to take home and get up-to-date information on technology innovations and more!
Dementia Friends Minnesota
You are invited to join a growing movement of people who are helping fellow community members living with dementia. A little support can make a big difference in their lives. Be a Dementia Friend...it’s easy and rewarding!
During this information session you will learn five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with the disease, and how to turn your understanding into action that supports people living with dementia. The session is informal and includes fun activities and interaction. You don’t need to be a dementia expert to become a Dementia Friend.
Flowers for Pollinators
It’s no secret: pollinators are in trouble. How can we help to address the issue? It can be as simple as planting flowers in our own back yard or even on the deck.
Come and join Lisa Reuvers, University of Minnesota Master Gardener, as she presents “Flowers for Pollinators” a program designed to help combat dwindling habitat and provide nourishing food for our important pollinators. Meet at Buckham West and bring your questions!
Minnesota from the Road: Arrowhead & Iron Range Tour
Join us for this special presentation when we will explore sites along the Northshore of Lake Superior and the historic Iron Range of Minnesota through the photos and stories of Doug Ohman.
Presenter: Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, and great storyteller. He is also an expert photographer with deep roots in Minnesota.
Living in New Hope, Minnesota with his wife Krin, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota history to life
Come early and have supper!
SEMCAC Supper serving 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Menu: Taco Salad Bar and
Fried Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce
Peace of Mind— Organizing Solutions
If there’s an emergency or something happened to you, would your loved ones know where to find your important documents (medical information, funeral details and wishes, birth certificate, military records, etc)? ...or would they have to dig through unorganized boxes, file drawers, and piles of papers scattered throughout your home?
In this eye-opening workshop you will learn why this is “your work to do” and how to begin the process. We will talk about personal, financial & medical information, key contacts, who gets your beloved pet and so much more. Your loved ones will thank you!
Presenter: Penny Hammond is a member of, NAPO, National Association of Productive & Organizing professionals with additional training as a Financial Organizing Consultant & is a Certified Life Coach.