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(video added on 11/24/2020) BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION! WHAT: FALLS PREVENTION: ASSESSMENT-EDUCATION-INDEPENDENCE WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th@ 10:00AM WHERE: on ZOOM. See FLYER for information Did you know that serious falls and fall-related injuries are one of the single greatest contributors to loss of independence among older adults? So, take a stand against falls! Join us on Friday, November 20th at 10:00 am for a conversation about falls awareness, education, basic interventions, and community supports with our featured panelists:
Britt Bassoni, Director of Special Projects, Seniors Council of Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties
Dr. Joyce Orndorff, Assistant Physician in Charge, Kaiser Permanente Santa Cruz County
Did you know that 17% of all Americans age 65+ are isolated because they live alone and face barriers related to geographic location, language, or disability? In Santa Cruz, 18% of older adults live alone, and 20% of those over the age of 75 report having contact with someone else less than once a week. Join us for a roundtable discussion about social isolation and how it is impacting seniors here in Santa Cruz County. Our virtual panel will discuss current trends, resources available and how to find ways to connect while at home. Featured virtual speakers:
Clay Kempf, Executive Director, Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties Cathy Cress, MSW, Author of “Handbook of Geriatric Care Management” Yener Balan, MD, DFAPA, VP, Behavioral Health & Specialty Services, Kaiser Permanente Questions? Email Britt Bassoni at firstname.lastname@example.org
Because the safety and health of all our volunteers is of the utmost importance to us at the Seniors Council, we have been taking steps to prevent the further spread of the cold, flu, and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus. We are continuing to suspend all in-person participation of Foster Grandparent volunteers in classrooms and Senior Companions serving clients in-person until further notice. All of our Foster Grandparent volunteers are currently sheltering in place and some are beginning to start virtual service. Our Senior Companions continue to do wellness checks to their clients by phone and virtually. This is still an emerging situation where information and circumstances can evolve quickly. We will keep in touch regarding any changes to both program’s. Thank you. Kathryn Ramirez Program Director Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program 234 Santa Cruz Ave, Aptos, CA 95003 Office: 831-475-0816 x116 Cell: 831-229-9388 www.seniorscouncil.org