Our Healthy Aging workshops empower and build vital friendships and connections for participants.
Coronavirus update: Our workshops have gone virtual! While we can’t meet in person, join our Virtual Community Connector Network by phone or online for a range of healthy aging classes.
Participants learn to advocate for themselves and others, find ways to have more fun, cook healthy food, prepare for health emergencies, and more. Our classes are a great venue for participants to share experiences and expertise with each other. We offer these around the City through senior centers, churches, and other organizations.
Four-Week Connections Workshops
CLC offers a four-part workshop series called Connections for Healthy Aging through local churches, senior centers, and other organizations like Openhouse and the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California.
The workshops are a great way to meet in a small group, explore issues around aging, prepare for health emergencies, strengthen your support network, and learn to advocate for yourself and others. See our Healthy Aging Resources page for links to many of the resources that participants use during the workshops.
Healthy Aging Presentations
We also offer a range of single topic presentations and discussions, chock full of information gathering and giving. Most are one or two hours, depending on the topic. The Empowered Elder “To Do List” is our basic session and can be coupled with mini-workshops on:
- The Empowered Elder “To Do List” / Myths of Aging
- The Lifesaving “Vial of Life”
- Protecting Our Rights in a Hospital Stay
- Strategies to Finish Your Advance Directive
- Building Your Personal Support Safety Network
- Coping with Grief and Loss
- Suicide Prevention: You Can Help!
- Finding Ways to Have More Fun
- Healthy Cooking: Hands On Cooking Demo
Consider inviting us to your existing groups or meetings for a taste of how we facilitate a peer-based model of learning/teaching/learning. We can also schedule a special session based on your needs and interests. For more information, contact Estelle Schneider at (415) 821-1003 ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vial-of-Life is a simple way to provide critical information to paramedics and other health professionals in an emergency. While there are different types of Vial of Life programs, they all function similarly. When the paramedics arrive at a home, a sticker on the front door (or a front window) alerts them that the resident has completed a Vial of Life form. The sticker also tells the paramedics where the form is kept, typically on the refrigerator. Download the Vial of Life form as a PDF.
Statewide Connections for Healthy Aging
We have partnered with CARA (California Alliance for Retired Americans) to expand the program throughout the state. CARA’s volunteer facilitators offer single sessions on a range of topics related to preparing for healthcare emergencies, as well as advocating for healthcare access. This year, in particular, the most popular presentation is on Preserving and Protecting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.