Launchpad: Preparing for Change

 Join our second year of a monthly informal discussions concerning life changes as we age. Your Parish Nurse coordinate these programs and provide a light breakfast. We meet the first Wednesday each month at 10:00-11:30AM in the Holbrook room.

 APRIL 5- Medical Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities

 Privacy, security, access to care, asking questions, access to information, financial charges, refusing care, expressing concerns and grievances.

MAY 3- Brain Health: Strokes and TIA

Warning signs of Transient Ischemic Attacks, treatment for two types of strokes: prevention and activities for optimal brain health

JUNE 7- Heart Health: Heart Attacks, Angina, Abnormal Rhythms

Warning signs of angina, types of heart attacks, concerns of abnormal heart rhythms such as Atrial Fibrillation: treatment and prevention for optimal heart health

 JULY 12- Healthy Aging and Lifestyle

Normal changes as we age and sixteen common lifestyle characteristics for healthy living to 100 years old

 AUGUST 2- Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Warning signs of early dementia, stages of illness, changes in memory: treatment and caring for a loved one

 SEPTEMBER 6- Mental Health as We Age

Changes in emotions, irritability, anxiety, depression and manic behavior: treatment and caring for a loved one

OCTOBER 4- Social Media: Influence on Our Family

Sexting, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Flash mobs, Facebook and  Messenger: understanding the use and potential effects on our family