Age-Friendly Advocate program to hold educational session on Oct. 5
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By Judie Holcomb-Pack
After the success of the first Age-Friendly Advocate educational session in August, Age-Friendly Forsyth is repeating the training on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 2-4 p.m. at Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, off Bolton Street in Winston-Salem. The educational session is free and offers information about this new initiative that is supported by a grant from AARP.
People who have an interest in learning more about the services available to older adults or who work with older adults, such as in a faith community, senior center, community center, or other organizations, or who have an interest in being an advocate for neighbors or family members, are invited to attend this two-hour workshop. The role of the Age-Friendly advocate is to be a resource for information about aging services and advocate for positive aging.
Each attendee will receive a folder of informative services, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation for note taking, and a File of Life, a magnetic plastic pouch where people can write emergency contact information, health details and a list of medications and attach it to their refrigerator where EMS personnel know to look for it in the event of a medical emergency.
Some of the information to be covered includes a short video on Taking a Broad View of Aging and information about aging in North Carolina; myths about aging; and how to recognize ageism in our society. There will also be a panel discussion with representatives from Shepherd’s Center, Senior Services, and the Area Agency on Aging. They will discuss their services, what they’re seeing as gaps in services for older adults, and trends for the future.
To register to attend this free education session, email Betty Branch-Baylor, AFF community engagement coordinator, at email@example.com. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 4.
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