Kaua'i Agency on Elderly Affairs Announcements
Better Choices, Better Health workshops
Better Choices, Better Health (BCBH) 6-week workshop series will be offered at sites around the island. The BCBH program, developed by Stanford University, helps persons living with a chronic health condition, i.e., heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and other long-term conditions. A small group of 12-16 persons, meet weekly for 6 weeks, with 2 trained facilitators and cover topics including pain and fatigue, better communications, fitness/exercise, handling difficult emotions, action planning and more. Registration is required - contact the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470. For more information and/or if you would like request an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, call seven calendar days before the event to the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470.
Training workshop for volunteer Leaders to facilitate the Better Choices, Better Health workshops
Free 4-day workshop will be offered to caring, committed persons who are available, as a volunteer, to facilitate upcoming Better Choices, Better Health workshops, for seniors, their caregivers, and other adults who are living with a chronic health condition. For more information call Charlyn at the Agency on Elderly Affairs, 241-4470.
"What Now™" Family Care Giver Training
Caring for someone with a chronic disease is perhaps one of the biggest challenges a person can face, yet can be meaningful and rewarding. The "What Now? Orientation" series, winner of the 2007 KHON2 Elderhood Project and the Hawaii Caregiver Coalition Family Caregiving Award for Education, is designed for non-professional family caregivers. You will receive essential information and can participate in guided group discussions and sharing in eight 1 1/2 hour sessions. Call Alzheimer's Association at 245-3200 for information about the next scheduled series.
FREE Refrigerators & Electric Water Heaters
Learn how you may be qualified for KIUC's Qualified Member Appliance Replacement Program. Call Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4477.