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Thank You for Your Service: Veterans’ Affairs Benefits

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Many older adults have served in the Armed Forces and may be eligible for and depend on federally-funded VA programs and services. This program will help adult children understand veteran affairs programs that may benefit their aging parents so that they may be more informed advocates for their parents' health and medical care and service […]

Free

Responding to Challenging Symptoms Related To Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias often demonstrate challenging behaviors as their disease progresses. Families and caregivers may be at a loss as to how to deal with these behaviors. Examples include dealing with change, repetition, wandering, unfiltered language or behavior, aggression, delusions, and more. Join us to learn how to interpret these symptoms and […]

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Downsizing: Why? When? And How?

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

What does it mean to downsize? Many people make this decision as they age, for a variety of reasons, and motive is key to defining the approach. This program will explore why people downsize, why timing is important, and how to help aging parents, or yourself, navigate the downsizing process. Program Presenter:  Bridget Donnelly, Senior […]

Free

Knowing Your Limits and Creating Balance as a Caregiver

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Please note:  Due to weather concerns, tomorrow’s program will be offered as an online livestream only.  There will be no in-person version of this month’s program. This program is designed to help adult-children expand their perspectives about caregiver guilt and other emotions, understand the importance of proactively managing their guilt, and present strategies for setting […]

Free

Choosing & Using Services in Your Community: the Centre County Office of Aging can Help (Join Us for Dinner)

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States

Whenever possible, knowing where to go and whom to contact in the community before there is a crisis is essential in helping adult-children and other family caregivers feel more informed and less stressed. This introductory program will help participants to become more knowledgeable about the full array of services and resources available in the local […]

Free

Supporting a Loved One After Hospitalization

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

https://youtube.com/live/kmoWboW4UBI Home after hospitalizations can be overwhelming for older adults to manage and may require additional help from their family.This program will help adult-children understand the components of discharge planning and services that may be provided in the home. These may include home health, in-home rehab or wound care; importance of scheduling follow-up visits with […]

Free

Medicaid 101: Know if you Qualify (Join us for pizza!)

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Participants will gain knowledge regarding Medicaid eligibility requirements and services. They will learn: (1) how to access federal Medicaid websites to complete eligibility paperwork and download the current year's Medicaid manual; (2) how to access city, county, or state websites and phone numbers to complete Medicaid eligibility paperwork; and (3) how to determine health and medical professionals accepting coverage and seek answers to questions.

Free

Strategies for Effectively Managing Medications (plus an ice cream social)

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

This ACAP program will assist participants to demonstrate knowledge about:
1) The relationship between aging, missed medications, medication errors and non-compliance;
2) Strategies for assessing a parent’s physical, mental and environmental risk factors for missed
medications, medication errors, and non-compliance; and
3) Specific and practical tips for preventing missed medications, medication errors, and non-
compliance in the home and in the community.

Free

Keeping Loved Ones Safe and Engaged From a Distance

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

This ACAP program will assist participants in developing long-distance knowledge about and skills to:
1) Compile and manage parental records before an emergency occurs;
2) Recognize the signs of depression, neglect and/or abuse;
3) Put in place strategies for making home visits and long-distance contacts more productive;
4) Research and manage technology and other resources to enhance parents’ safety and engagement
in their home community; and
5) Evaluate the need for new or changes in in-home, residential-care and/or community support
services.

Free

Communicating with Someone With Dementia

Centre Region Active Adult Center - Nittany Mall 2901 E College Ave Suite #990, State College, PA, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Participants will understand communication changes related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. They will develop strategies for connecting with the person with dementia by "entering" the persons perspective/view of current reality. They will also develop strategies for communication throughout the course of the disease including the use of gestures, behaviors and use of the senses.

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