Telephone Reassurance is designed as a “check on a client’s well-being”, as well as providing companionship and conversation. A pre-arranged daily telephone call is placed to the client. If a client does not answer after several attempts, emergency contacts will be notified, an outreach worker will go to the home, or the appropriate medical personnel will be contacted.
A caregiver resource library is available at the Council on Aging office to help caregivers with their challenging and rewarding role as a caregiver. Books, videos and cd’s are available on a variety of topics, which include health related issues such as cancer, diabetes, alzheimer’s disease and other issues such as death and dying, grief, stress relief, etc. Caregivers may check out materials to be used at home or they can view videos and read caregiver materials in our quiet, relaxing library area.
Healthy U Diabetes
Healthy U Diabetes is a community based workshop that helps participants learn proven strategies to manage their Type 2 Diabetes or pre-diabetes and feel healthier. The workshops are conducted in six weekly, interactive, small group sessions that focus on the participant’s role in managing their own diabetes.
By joining a Healthy U Diabetes Class, you will:
*Learn to manage your symptoms better.
*Learn ways to balance food, exercise, medication and stress.
*Learn to manage your blood glucose.
*Learn tips to manage your day to day activities.
*Get support from others with diabetes.
*Be able to share your experiences and help others.
For more information or to register for a Healthy U Diabetes class, please contact the Council on Aging at 419-523-4121.
Matter of Balance
The Matter of Balance Program (MOB) is an award-winning program designed to help older adults manage falls and increase activity levels. The program is a free eight week program. It is held once a week for eight consecutive weeks. Each session is two hours. The MOB participants will learn to view falls as something they can control, set goals and increase activity levels, make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercise to increase strength and balance.
A Matter of Balance is for you if:
- You are concerned about falls.
- You want to improve your balance, strength and flexibility.
- You have fallen in the past.
- You don’t do things you used to enjoy because you fear falling.
For more information or to register for a Matter of Balance class, please contact the Putnam County Council on Aging at 419-523-4121.