September 22, 2014
    7:00 PMAlzheimer’s Support GroupThis group offers support to caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia including education, group discussions and small groups for individualized needs.

    When: 4th Monday of each month
    Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
    Cost: FREE
    Where: Meeting room #1 at Placentia Linda Hospital
    September 24, 2014
    9:00 AMWalkability Wake Up 2014

    Celebrate Fall Prevention Awareness Week
    Sixth Annual
    Walkability Wake Up 2014

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    September 12, 2014  Hot Weather Predicted for the Weekend – Cooling Centers AvailableIf you need a cool place to go, cooling centers are available throughout Orange County. Contact 211OC at 2-1-1 or 888-600-4357 for a listing of cooling centers. ( View PDF )
    September 10, 2014  Farmers’ Market Vouchers Available

    There are many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your meals. They are low in fat and calories, while providing fiber and other key nutrients. They can also add color, flavor, and texture. But did you know the Orange County Office on Aging now has farmers’ market voucher booklets available to make it easier to get the recommended number of fruits and vegetables?

    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.