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
Power Foods for the Brain
Dr. Neal Barnard discusses the dietary habits that may help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Healthy brain foods include colorful fruits & vegetables and foods such as nuts. He also stresses the importance of exercise.
Dr. Barnard is a physician, author, clinical researcher, and adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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.
Having Hip, Knee, or Leg Pain?
Learn about our local resources
If you are living with joint pain, you want relief so that you can continue to do the things that you enjoy. Come to this free information session to learn about options for hip, leg or knee pain, including pain management, surgical alternatives, and rehabilitation services - with opportunity to ask your questions.
Meet and learn from these Allina Health experts:
Dr Rafael Fernandez-Soltero, MD, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon with Allina Health Orthopedic, Podiatry and Spine Clinic, Faribault. Professional interests include hip and knee pain and arthritis, hip and knee joint replacement surgery, knee arthroscopy, and orthopedics.
Dr Jackson Maddux, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, Courage Kenny Rehabiliation Institute, Faribault. Professional interests also include musculoskeletal challenges and spine problems.
Light refreshments will be served.
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.