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Start the Conversation - Create an Advance Directive
How can your future health- care wishes be honored if no one knows what they are? Creating an advance directive, and more importantly, talking about the kinds of care you want and don’t want will ease the minds of those who love you. Start the conversation. We can help you. Call to meet with and advance care planning facilitator at (269) 441-0920.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Fridays at 10:30am Kool Family Center
Come and practice this ancient Chinese exercise that offers pain relief through slow, gentle movement. Tai chi will help you focus your mind and is proven to improve balance and reduce stress. Certified instructor. Start anytime, no pre-registration required. This class is offered at no charge to the participant. Call Julie at (269) 441-0948 to learn more.
Monthly Support Groups
Caregivers Support Group
2nd Tuesday, 10-11:30am Kool Family Center
Dementia/Memory Loss
4th Thursday, 2-3pm Kool Family Center
Diabetic Support Groups
2nd Thursday, 1:30-2:30pm Forks Senior Center, Albion
2nd Wednesday, 11:45-12:45 Trinity Episcopal Church, Marshall
Living With Loss
2nd & 4th Thursday, 3:30-5pm Kool Family Center
Parkinson’s Support Groups
3rd Tuesday, 10-11:30am
1st Thursday, 4:30-6pm Kool Family Center
Stroke Support Group
3rd Thursday, 1-2pm
Aging Well educational programs are free and open to the public. They are held at Kool Family Community Center. A light luncheon is provided at 11:30am followed by the presentation at noon.
To register, call (269) 441-0948.
Join the Sodexo chefs and Carol Selden, RD, CSO from Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Center for a presentation on how to create a high fiber, lower fat menu using local produce. Pick up tips for preparing fresh food, fast and easy, and sample some tasty new dishes.
Dr. Nadeem Mirza, geriatric psychiatrist at Bronson Lakeview in Paw Paw will discuss Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Learn about diagnosis, treatment and what researchers are learning about the aging brain.
Resources for Older Adults Experiencing Dementia and Families Who Care for Them
Geriatric Evaluation and Management Services (GEMS)
A multi-disciplinary network delivering medical and behavioral health diagnostic services, rehabilitative assessment and therapy and community-based care for older adults experiencing decline in memory and other cognitive function.
Creating Connections Through Art
An opportunity for persons with dementia or a related diagnosis to explore their creative side in a safe environment. Meets Monthly on the 4th Thursday, 2-3:30pm at Kool Center. No cost. Register by calling (269) 441-0957.
Dementia/Memory Support Group
Monthly support, referrals and education for family caregivers. 4th Thursday, 2-3:30pm at the Kool Center.
Respite Care
Caregivers can “Take a Break” from the demands of caregiving and let someone do the caring for a few hours. In-home and out of home options are available. Daytime, Evening and some Saturdays. Grant funded.
Call (269) 441-0948 for details.
Senior Fitness and Fun at Convenient Locations in Calhoun County
Senior Fitness and Fun is a FREE weekly, one-hour health and fitness program funded by the Calhoun County Senior Millage for adults 60 years of age and older. Chair exercises focus on stretching, flexibil- ity, balance and building strength. Our nurse will be available to answer your health questions, provide blood pressure, blood sugar and pulse/ox screenings, and make referrals to community resources.
For More Information Call (269) 441-0948
Healthy Cooking
Wednesday, September 13
Navigating Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Thursday, September 28
Presenter: Dr. Nadeem Mirza
Kool Family Community Center 10:30am Clarence Township Hall 10:30am Tekonsha Community Hall 10am Hickory Hills Village 10am
Mon, Wed Monday Tuesday Tuesday
Albion Forks Senior Center 1pm NHBP Reservation 11am Trinity Episcopal Church Marshall 1:30pm Albion Forks Senior Center 11am
Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday
Christ UMC/Urbandale
Battle Creek Eagles #299
Homer Presbyterian Church
Village of Mill Creek
Cherry Hill Apts.
Athens Township Hall

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