October 1, 2014
5:30 PMBereavement support Group

Hoag Hospital Mental Health Center

Bereavement support Group

October 3, 2014
10:00 AMUniting Senior Voices Meeting Needs In Orange County

Important Town Hall Open to the Public:

Raising Awareness among Seniors and Community Members on the importance od using one’s voice and vote to impact the community.
Topics will include: how to mail in your vote, how to talk with your elected representatives, how to raise awareness of your concerns as a constituent.

Who Should Attend?

Community members – Caregivers – Family and Friends – Health care and senior care professionals

Latest News

September 25, 2014  5th Annual Central County Health Expo and Senior Resource Fair – October 11-20145th Annual Central County Health Expo, proudly co-hosted by Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Central County Foundation and Lestonnac Free Clinic, is a free event that provides a unique and exciting opportunity for Orange County’s residents to receive preventative care services. ( View PDF )
May 29, 2014  Structured physical activity program can help maintain mobility in vulnerable older peopleTuesday, May 27, 2014 - A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program can reduce risk of losing the ability to walk without assistance, perhaps the single most important factor in whether vulnerable older people can maintain their independence, a study has found.

Older people who lose their mobility have higher rates of disease, disability, and death. A substantial body of research has shown the benefits of regular physical activity for a variety of populations and health conditions. But none has identified a specific intervention to prevent mobility disability.

May 27, 2014  Home-Based Walking Program Eases Clogged Leg ArteriesHome-based walking program eases clogged leg arteries
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

DALLAS, May 21, 2014 — A home-based exercise program helped people with clogged leg arteries walk farther and faster, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The program was beneficial even 12 months after participants started the program.

Previously, studies have shown that supervised exercise can improve walking and lessen the symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD), but this is the first to document the long-term benefits of a home-based walking program.

May 16, 2014  2014 Community Indicators Report ReleasedThe Orange County Community Indicators Report, released annually since 2000, tracks the county’s performance on a range of topics important to our region’s health and prosperity. The indicators highlight areas in which the county is performing well and making progress, as well as those where improvement is needed. The Community Indicators Report serves as an ongoing and dynamic measurement tool, which can support a variety of local and regional initiatives concerned with the wellbeing of the county. A section on older adult wellbeing can be found on pages 42-43.

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