September 3, 2014
5:30 PMBereavement support Group

Hoag Hospital Mental Health Center

Bereavement support Group

September 5, 2014
9:00 AMLeader Training Cource

Course Dates and Times:
September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014
9:00am
4:00 pm
Allow time for registration on First day - 8:30 am "please bring a sack lunch"
To be certified as a Leader -all 4 classes must be completed

Place:
Orange County Office on Aging
1300 S. Grand Ave, Bldg B, Santa Ana 92705
2nd Floor, Room A/B

To Register:
Send Leader Application form via email officeonaging@ocgov.com
or fax to (714) 567‐5021.

Latest News

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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