This website celebrates what it means to be an older adult and provides useful information, a sharing circle, and resources.
My Generation Rx: Safe Medication Practices for Better Health
Medications help us live longer and healthier lives. They can also produce harmful effects when not used properly. These resources are designed to inspire safe medication practices for life. This program is designed for offer helpful information about appropriate medication use for an older adult audience. Light Refreshments included.
Program Length: 2 sessions; 1 hour each
*Call Marigrace Flynn at 201-740-7098 for pricing.*
This program developed by SAMSHA, the National Council on Aging, and the Administration for Community Living to increase awareness of substance and medication misuse and mental health conditions in older adults. Topics covered include: life transitions, signs of substance or medication misuse, the importance of prevention and screening, mental health in older adults, and how to discuss sensitive issues with health care providers. Light refreshments are provided.
Program Length: 3 sessions; 1 hour each
*Call Marigrace Flynn at 201-740-7098 for pricing*
Wellness Initiative For Senior Education (WISE)
This 6-session program celebrates healthy aging by educating older adults about the positive aspects of growing older, maintaining a positive attitude and developing a comprehensive plan for working with all your health care professionals. Participants gain an understanding of common aging issues so they can avoid problems associated with the interaction of over-the-counter, prescription medication, herbal remedies and alcohol while supporting their ability to make positive lifestyle choices as they age.
Each session covers a new topic, such as myths around aging, positive focus, medicines and interactions, creating a health plan for managing your relationships with health care professionals, and creating goals and making the best use of your life experiences and wisdom. Participants are provided with ample opportunity for interaction, participation and discussion.
Program Length: 6 sessions; 2 hours each
Audience: Seniors 55+
Alternative Approaches to Pain Management (AAPMOA)
Alternative Approaches to Pain Management (AAPMOA) is a comprehensive education program for older adults on alternative approaches to pain management. The focus of this program is to provide education and resources to older adults around alternatives to opioids for pain management such as exercise, ice/heat therapy, aromatherapy, massage, etc.
Program Length: Various Options
Audiences: Seniors 55+