August 27, 2014
11:30 AMInteractive Healthcare Discussion about Diabetes

Are you diabetic and need some support? Join us for an informative discussion, facilitated by Nicole Nelson, health educator with Monarch HealthCare, about managing diabetes, diet and stress, to help you feel your best. You’ll not only learn helpful tips, but you’ll be helping others as you share your experience, life routine and healthy recipes. Please bring your recipe cards and your insight as you enjoy a light lunch while making new friends. You don’t have to be diabetic to attend. Registration is required.
Visit memorialcare.org or call
1-800-MEMORIAL (1-800-636-6742).

August 27, 2014
7:00 PMSenior Resources 101 ClassSenior Resources 101 Class
St. Jude Community Services Building
130 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton 92841

For more information call: 714-446-7035

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June 19, 2014  OC Senior Living Needs SurveyMake Your Voice Heard! Office On Aging is a part of the Orange County Aging Services Collaborative, a group of non-profit organizations and government agencies serving seniors and their families in Orange County. To help us better understand YOUR needs and wants as a resident of Orange County, please fill out this survey online:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014OCSeniorLivingNeeds.
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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.

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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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