November 1, 2014
7:30 AM5th Annual Alzheimer's Latina ConferenceThe Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Latino Outreach is partnering with other community organizations to join forces to meet the needs of our Hispanic community faced with the challenges of an Alzheimer’s care recipient and provide to Spanish speaking families a full day of education about Alzheimer’s disease and the community resources. The event is free to the public and the day’s activities will include educational sessions, healthy activities, health screenings, health information and resources as well entertainment and prizes.
November 5, 2014
3:00 PMDown with Falls Coalition General Meeting

Matter of Balance

Featured Speakers: Steve Carpenter and Nick Mannering

Learn about an evidence based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls

97% of participants report reduced fear of falling

97% of participants report they will continue to exercise
The meeting will also include a brief Coalition update.

To register to attend, contact

Tamara Durica
Tamara_DWF@yahoo.com

Latest News

October 17, 2014  Orange County Flu Shot LocationsThe best way to protect yourself from getting the flu is to get a flu vaccination. Orange County offers flu shot clinics all over Orange County sometimes at no cost to you. Click the link to find a location near you ( View PDF )

October 1, 2014  S.O.P.H.E. Examines Innovative Strategies for Healthy AgingThe October 2014 supplement from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) talked about, "Fostering Engagement and Independence: Opportunities and Challenges for an Aging Society." It contains a dozen peer-reviewed articles on innovative behavioral and psycho-social approaches to improve the health of the nation's fastest growing cohort - older adults. (View More)
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.