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RSVP by Dr. Michael G. Bonacum
A discussion on planning in advance for potential loss of decision making capacity by signing a power of attorney, assessments of capacity, and what happens if no advance planning has been done and loss of capacity occurs—the guardianship process. Tuesday, May 1, Time: Internet safety and security will also be covered. Wednesday, May 2, Time: The Anatomy of Change This session will discuss the normal anatomy and physiology of aging, including cognition, changes in organ function, and response to medications. Information about the evidence that diet and exercise can have to support these changes will also be covered. Learn how to read books, listen to music, and use FaceTime. Explore how to download some popular apps. Learn how to organize your iPad screens, type using a virtual keyboard, and additional gestures. Apple ID may be needed. Thursday, May 3, Time: Using the Internet on Your iPad or iPhone — Apple Class Learn about the internet and how to find information you are looking for, share your search results, go back to a favorite site, and more. Please bring your Apple devices to class. Monday, May 7, Time: Using the Internet on Your Tablet or Smartphone — Android Class Learn about the internet and how to find information you are looking for, share your search results, go back to a favorite site, and more. Please bring your Android devices to class. The presentation will cover key points related to basic organic practices including practical tips on soil building, weed suppression, and maintaining a healthy, productive garden. Special adaptations to assist a senior gardener will also be reviewed. Tuesday, May 8, Time: We wonder if our words and actions are hurtful or offensive to a person with disability. Our behavior, while unintended, may make us seem insensitive to the feelings of others. A lack of understanding of how to approach and interact with a person with disabilities combined with our fear of offending this person may cause us to purposely avoid contact. This program will provide you with practical and useful skills to help both parties experience a more positive and comfortable interaction. May 9, Time: White will discuss three cases that highlight complications encountered with end-of-life decisions. The first case centers on a patient declining over years with a degenerative neurological disease. The second case focuses on difficulties encountered when a patient lacks decision making capacity. And the third case deals with the case of Terri Schiavo that ended with her death on March 31, May 10, Time: Facebook and Social Media: What in the World is Facebook? Sharing photos, video links, status updates and much more will be covered along with other social media tools. Please bring your Apple iPhone or iPad to class. Monday, May 14, Time: Please bring your smartphone or tablet to class. Villages are membership-driven, grassroots organizations that, through both volunteers and paid staff, coordinate access to affordable services to assist aging in place. These services can include recreational, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social programs, and educational activities. Learn how you can be involved in the Village movement through the Capital Region Villages Collaborative. Tuesday, May 15, Time: Guilderland Public Library, Western Ave. May 15, Hospital Patient Rights: Participants will learn how to appeal a premature discharge or file a complaint about quality of care or a patient safety problem. Tools will be provided to help participants compare the quality of hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, or home care providers to select the best one to meet their needs. Wednesday, May 16, Time: Primary Prevention This session will review the evidence for those medical interventions designed to keep us healthy, including screening tests mammograms, colonoscopies, etc. Getting our ducks in a row provides a great amount of stress relief and prevents a ton of aggravation for those who will come after us. This presentation reviews what vital documents one should have, how to organize pertinent health information and document health wishes, how to begin to declutter and prepare for downsizing, and how to initiate the all-important conversation with loved ones. Thursday, May 17, Time: Your Home for Your Lifetime Older adults often express a desire to age-in-place. What does this mean and how can we accomplish this? Learn about simple steps you can take that will make your home safe and comfortable and help you maintain your independence. A number of hands-on displays will be available. Tuesday, May 22, Location: This workshop will focus on protecting the health and wellness of caregivers. Information, planning tips and strategies will be provided to help keep caregivers healthy and well. When someone else depends on you, it can be a challenge to balance it all. Bring an open mind, sense of humor and be ready to make a plan to be a healthy, well balanced caregiver. May 23, Time: This class will examine the stress response and explore the role of mindfulness-based reduction through breath awareness, meditation, and guided relaxation. Discussion will include an ages-old technique for quieting the mind and increasing contentment. Wednesday, May 23, Time:
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