Connections for Healthy Aging Expands Workshop Options

Lizette Martinez leads a session on Surviving a Hospital Stay for seniors at Aquatic Park and NEXT Village folks.

Community Living Campaign is happy to announce even more Connections for Healthy Aging Workshop offerings, including a range of topics in Spanish as well as new topics around suicide prevention and healthy foods. Most workshops are about 2 hours, and can be offered alone or in combination. We also offer a longer, 4-week Connections for Healthy Aging workshop series to empower participants to better advocate for themselves and others.

To schedule a free workshop for your organization on the Vial of Life, Surviving a Hospital Stay, Advance Directives, our Empowered Elder “To Do” List, Suicide Prevention, Healthy Eating, or one of our other topics, contact Available in Spanish and English.

Openhouse Senior Men’s Group learns more about Advance Directives and how to advocate for themselves and others in the hospital.

This winter, CLC’s trainers joined with Openhouse’s Senior Men’s Group for an informative two-part series on hospital rights. In the first session, the gentlemen learned about advanced directives with our amazing volunteer presenter Sara Taylor, J.D.  Ms. Taylor taught the group about the intricacies of this legal document and how to better prepare for difficult end-of-life decisions. The group’s facilitator, Duff Axsom, welcomed us for a second session focused on patients’ rights during a hospital stay. We shared a powerful discussion about experiences in prior hospitalizations and how we can ensure our voice is heard while in vulnerable situations. CLC’s presenter, Maria Guillen, knew this would hold positive ramifications for our community because many of us are unaware of the resources available to us. The men shared openly and felt better connected to their needs, desires, and each other. One participant shared: “I feel like we had a difficult conversation that needed to happen. I’m so glad we had the guidance and information you brought us today. Thank you, thank you.”

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