We believe that being informed and prepared for the journey of aging is very important for individuals to thrive and age well. Families and friends of seniors also need to be prepared and equipped in order to best support and care for their aging loved ones, while still remaining healthy and happy themselves.
It’s better to look fully at potential changes so you understand the range of possibilities. With sound information, you can plan effectively to maximize your independence and travel your path your way.
For these reasons we are dedicated to providing individuals, families and our community with useful information.
Our Education Program Includes:
- Newsletter and Useful Articles
- Lunch & Learns
- Community Exhibits & Awareness Events
- Elder Abuse & Fraud Prevention
- Healthy Aging
- Caregiving Well
- Brain Health & Dementia Awareness
- Facebook Page
Join Us for Healthy Aging Months: September and October
September is Healthy Aging Month an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. It provides inspiration and practical ideas for adults, ages 45-plus, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial well-being. With the pandemic we have extended Healthy Aging Month to include October with amazing events you won’t want to miss.
We want to encourage YOU to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that can impact the areas of physical, social, financial and mental wellness.
Join us for free information, prizes and fun during October!!
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October 22nd: Healthy Aging Drive Thru Event-Pick Up Your Goodie Bag
OCTOBER 22nd – 7:00 AM—1:00 PM
CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY BANK
Cobblestone Shopping Center—192 Hartnell Ave, Redding, CA
Swing by to get a free goodie bag full of useful info, resources and gifts.
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October 29th Noon-1:30 PM- Aging Well Virtual Symposium-FREE
AGING WELL VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 29, 2020 – NOON—1:30 PM
A fun, interactive webinar for aging well into the golden years.
Get practical tips from experts! Find useful resources! Find treasure prize clues!
Topics Covered by Dr. Patrick Arbore:
- Aging Well: Don’t be a victim of ageist attitudes, instead age into our wisdom & intelligence of our full capacity of human beings.
- Don’t Be Content to Age In Place:
- Social Isolation: Don’t Push Away Love of Family & Friends
- Stay Active: Meaningful Activities, Keep Working or Volunteering
Patrick Arbore, Ed.D, began his career in the field of aging in 1972. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP), a program of Institute on Aging in San Francisco. He conceived the 24-hour accredited Friendship Line in 1973 and the methodology for the traumatic grief services in the early 1980’s. Patrick conducts workshops and presents lectures locally and nationally on aging related subjects including elderly suicide prevention, ageism, loneliness, social isolation, senior bullying, hoarding, substance abuse, burn-out, compassion fatigue, traumatic loss, and many others. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of aging related topics. A recent article, “Suicide Prevention among Rural Older Adults,” was published in the Summer, 2019, edition of Generations, a publication of the American Society on Aging. He is a Senior Lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA; an adjunct Faculty member with the University of California, Davis, Continuing Education Department, and an Adjunct Faculty at The Wright Institute.
Registration will open up October 6th
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TREASURE TRIVIA GAME
Tune in to your favorite radio stations for useful nuggets of info to age well into your golden years. Call in with answers for a chance to win a BIG cash prize!
Two ways to play and be entered into the cash drawing:
1. Listen to your favorite morning radio show: KSHA 104.3 FM or KCNR 1460 AM/96.5 FM in October for useful nuggets of information to age well into your golden years. Our radio host will list 5 things to remember during their show and if you are the lucky caller chosen and you then repeat those 5 things to remember back to the host, you will be entered into the drawing to win a BIG CASH PRIZE. The cash prize will be announced October 29th during the webinar between NOON – 1:30.
2. Register for ShiningCare’s Aging Well Virtual Webinar
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- Complete Pre & Post Survey
- Find the clue words that have a treasure chest next to them, there are 5 throughout the webinar.
- Using the Chat room in the webinar- send in your 5 words
- DRAWING WILL BE HELD AT THE END OF THE WEBINAR
Keep Our Elders Safe: It Takes A Community-Recorded Webinar
Below are the PowerPoint’s and handouts that were shared during the webinar; as well as the recording of the webinar (just click on the link to view)Please feel free to click on the links to download and to share with family and friends.Featuring world renowned keynote speaker, Paul Greenwood, and interactive panel of local experts and officials.Greenwood, a lawyer for over 36 years, began his career in England. He moved to his wife’s hometown of San Diego and passed the California Bar in 1991. Greenwood’s assignment as an elder abuse prosecutor 19 years ago developed into a long-term career. He joined the San Diego DA’s office in 1993 and started the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit in January 1996. Under his leadership the unit has grown to a team of twelve. He has also been involved in the prosecution of over 200 felony elder abuse cases. Mr. Greenwood is currently co-chair of the California District Attorneys Elder Abuse statewide committee and is an elected board member of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.
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Shasta County Public Health would like to request your help in protecting our community. While the immediate risk is low, they want to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19. They do not have documented community spread of Covid-19. There is one positive case of Covid-19 in Shasta County that was acquired while travelling outside of Shasta County. They have been running tests in Shasta County Public Health lab and only have one positive test result. Also, commercial labs are testing and Covid-19 is a reportable disease and as such, all positive cases are reported to Shasta County HHSA-Public Health
Most people infected (80% or more) do not get severely ill. Please do take precautions to protect older adults (over the age of 60 years old) and those with chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and/or lung disease who are at the most risk for developing severe illness. The California Department of Public Health has released several guidelines to inform our response to Covid-19.
- You can contact 211 if you have any questions/concerns or need assistance with implementing these guidelines.
- You can stay up to date by visiting the following links:
- Local updates – Shasta Health and Human Services Agency www.shastahhsa.net
- State updates – California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/
- International and national updates – Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
- You can help encourage people to protect themselves and those around them by taking simple safety measures. These flyers could be posted in public spaces, and/or shared within your organization/business/community.
- Stop Spreading Germs-English
- Stop Spreading Germs-Spanish
- Take Care of Your Health & Protect Others by Doing the Following
- CDHP website for guidance on what actions to take.
- Encourage those who are sick to stay home. Only seek medical assistance if you need it, not to ask about testing. This can overwhelm our healthcare system. If you are sick enough to need medical care and are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) call ahead and let the doctor know so they can prepare.
Groceries for Seniors and Medically Vulnerable:
- Mayers Memorial Hospital District: In Burney and Fall River Mills area, provides grocery shopping (you pay for groceries) and free delivery service for seniors (65+) and people with disabilities or those who are medically vulnerable (of any age). Also offering free pick-up of prescriptions. Call 530-336-6880. See flyer: Mayers Groceries to Go.
- Grocery stores: Many grocery stores are offering seniors (and others who are medically vulnerable) shopping hours each week. Check with your favorite grocery store for information.
Salvation Army: https://redding.salvationarmy.org/redding/food-distribution
What to do if you’re at higher risk (older adults)
How to Prepare for Social Distancing
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Clean and Disinfectant for with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease
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