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The Importance of Elder Empowerment

Posted On 19 Jun 2018  By : 

In a traditional senior care setting, schedules are a way of life. There are specific times for when to get up, when to go to bed, when to have activities, exercise and have meals. For seniors who spent their entire adulthood living independently and making their own choices, the cultural shock can be considerable. (…) Read more by using the link below.

An Elder-Directed Environment

Green House communities, which follow the model established by The Green House Project, buck the traditional senior care model by putting elder decision-making at the heart of all they do. “We push the envelope by looking at the elder voice and learning how to access it, and also by determining what mechanics need to put in place to ensure the model is elder-directed,” says Wiegand.

The Green House model facilitates elder-directed lifestyles by creating a more intimate, residential environment. Each Green House home accommodates between 10 and 12 elders, as opposed to the environment of a traditional senior living model that typically has 100 residents or more.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-importance-of-elder-empowerment/

 

What if I refused to pick Mom up from the hospital?

My mom is a serious alcoholic. 76 years old but more like 90. She lives in my neighborhood, not my home. I am an only child and there is NO other family around, period. I was out of town for 2 days in March and she had a panic attack and called 911, admitted to the hospital for a couple of days. In April she spent 10 days in a senior mental health/detox facility. Took a bad fall in May, hit her head, I called 911. She was admitted to the hospital for a couple of days. I begged for the hospital not to release her but they did. She took another fall last week and twisted up her foot. She refuses to discuss any other living arrangement (I will not have her live with me – she is verbally abusive and nasty) and mentions suicide on a regular basis (this has been going on for years and yes I’ve informed ALL of the doctors). If she is hospitalized again, can I refuse to pick her up?

See aq discussion –

https://preview.agingcare.com/questions/what-if-i-refused-to-pick-her-up-from-the-hospital-440244.htm?utm_source=APFMnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July+7%2C+2018&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWlRNME9EQTRabVJoTmpsaiIsInQiOiJjeFNGVTdCXC9oNERmOUNJTmwrbWpMWVJJRGlBc2t2dTlcL0luM1BwZUx6WDBcL05IaUVZclFsb0pNSGJEYWd0T2dVYWRTZUZRWXFBU3ZBMmpHTitXTmJ2enkxNStuTU56cmk0QnNqY0lFQmlXNmZiUVwvRUpUZVJZOTdNQ3Jidk1NYkMifQ%3D%3D

Lincoln – Senior Center Meal Schedule

(reservations required two working days in advance):
Belmont Senior Center (402-441-7990): Monday – Friday at noon
Bennet Senior Center (402-416-7693): Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
Downtown Senior Center (402-441-7154): Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Firth Senior Center (402-416-7693): Mondays at 11:30 a.m.
Hickman Senior Center (402-792-2006): Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Lake Street Senior Center (402-441-7157): Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Northeast Senior Center (402-441-7151): Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Waverly Senior Center (402-416-7693): Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

Location addresses:
Aging Partners Fitness Center, 555 S. 9th St.
Asian Senior Center, 144 N. 44th St.
Belmont Senior Center, 1234 Judson St.
Bennet Senior Center, 970 Monroe St.
Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd.
Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” St.
East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Road
F Street Recreation Center, 1225 “F” St.
Firth Senior Center, 311 Nemaha St.
Gateway Vista, 225 N. 56th St.
Hickman Senior Center, 300 E. 3rd St.
Jayne Snyder Trail Center, 21st and “Q” streets
Lake Street Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St.
Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave.
Vermeer Education Center, 4000 S. 84th St.
Waverly Senior Center, 14410 Folkestone St.

For information on classes or to register, call 402-441-7575. Roundtrip transportation is available for senior center meals and activities in Lincoln only by calling the centers directly (phone numbers listed in meal schedule). For more information on senior center events and activities, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: My Center News) or call 402-441-7158.

Can Senior Living Help Your Marriage?

These Couples Say Yes

Posted On 08 Feb 2018 . By : 
    Harold and Lois Greene still get around pretty well, considering he’s 92 years old and she’s 86. Harold sometimes needs a cane to walk and Lois’s hands shake a bit from Parkinson’s disease. The couple stays active, though, thanks to moving into a senior living community in Arizona about eight months ago.

The 9 Signs of Hidden Depression

How to help a person that has developed hidden depression – If you notice that one of your loved ones or someone close to you has developed one or more of the symptoms that we mentioned here, the best solution is to talk to them first and offer help, try to talk about the things that are bothering them and remove the masks. In such a conversation it is important not to try to minimize the value of the person’s problems or joke about them in order to ease the situation, but take them seriously – try to genuinely help them, by really touching on the problems they’re dealing with and not with empty words like “cheer up,” “just relax,” or “stop acting like that.” In any case, if the person in front of you refuses to talk, don’t try to force them, but keep an eye on their behavior. Be attentive, and let the person dealing with the problem feel that you are here for them.     From BabaMail

Full story here – http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=28805

By March 30th – Seeking Nominees for Stroke – Courage Award

Nebraska State Stroke Association Seeks Nominees for Courage Award

The Nebraska State Stroke Association (NSSA) is seeking nominations for its Stephanie Wever Courage Award, which honors a Nebraska stroke survivor who exemplifies courage in overcoming the effects of stroke.

Stephanie Wever, a stroke survivor and former NSSA board member, died December 25, 2015, at age 32. She was dedicated to raising awareness of strokes and her rare gene defect, ACTA2.
Keith Fickenscher of Lincoln was the 2017 recipient.

The award will be presented in May during Stroke Awareness Month. For more information, contact NSSA at 402-484-8131 or hello@nebraskastroke.org.

The deadline for nominations is March 30. Nomination forms are at www.NebraskaStroke.org.

Or click here for download —> https://nebraskastroke.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Stephanie-Wever-Award-Nomination-Form-2018.pdf

 

About NSSA – Founded in 1985,  the Nebraska State Stroke Association is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to serve Nebraskans through stroke prevention, education, advocacy, and support services. www.NebraskaStroke.org.

The application for is easy.

Stephanie Wever Courage Award Nomination Form
Nominee’s Name: _____________________________________________________
Nominee’s City: _______________________________________________________
Name of Nominator (Organization or Individual): _____________________________
Phone Number of Nominator: ____________________________________________
Email of Nominator: ____________________________________________________
Address of Nominator: __________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________
Please include a nomination letter addressing some or all of the following (up to 800 words):

  •  Brief description of nominee’s experience with stroke
  •  Examples of the nominee’s courage or persistence in overcoming challenges related to stroke
  •  Explain why the nominee should be selected as a Stephanie Wever Courage Award recipient?
  •  If relevant, what volunteer work has the nominee done in support of other stroke survivors?

Parent / Guardian Name if Nominee is a Child: ______________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Address: ____________________________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Phone: ______________________________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Email: _______________________________________________

Stay Calm You When You’re Anxious

8 Questions That’ll Help Calm You When You’re Anxious

1. “What evidence do I have that my fear will materialize?”
2. “What are the best, worst, and most realistic scenarios that can play out?”

3. “Based on past experience, how will I cope with this frightening situation in the end?”

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4. “Am I worrying just to worry?

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5. “Is my health actually in danger?”

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7. “Why do I feel so anxious?”
8. “What is the story I create for myself?”
It is much easier to talk about these tips than to do them because anxiety can be a hugely destructive force, but if you are willing to challenge your thoughts and ask the right questions, you may be able to see things differently and calm yourself. This is what experts recommend, and it will help you deal with worrying situations in a more positive and beneficial way than giving in to your fears and anxiety.
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