Health Resource Guide


Health Talks

#1535 Visiting: The Art of Being Present

Sponsored by the Hospice of the Western Reserve, Devon Oaks and SJMC

Ever wonder what to say and how to visit with someone who is seriously ill, experiencing memory loss or grieving the loss of a loved one? This presentation provides information that will make visiting a positive and rewarding experience.

Wednesday, April 9
6:30 p.m.

Devon Oaks
2345 Crocker Road, Westlake
RSVP: 440-250-2300


#1536 Capturing Life’s Journey

Karin Wolff, RN, BSN, CDP, Home Instead - Sponsored by Home Instead, Independence Village and SJMC

Discover how “Capture Life’s Journey” can help you and others provide the best care for your loved one. Learn techniques to encourage your loved one to share their stories and memories. Become familiar with the format of the Life Journal and how to record information about your loved one’s past. Find out how to use the Life Journal in partnership with professional caregivers.

Wednesday, April 16
6:30 p.m.

Independence Village
345 Lear Road, Avon Lake
RSVP: 440-353-3080
Refreshments served


#1537 Family Connectedness in the Digital World

Tak Sato, MBA, “geek with a heart” - Sponsored by North Olmsted Senior Center and SJMC

Learn how technology keeps families connected with live demos of a Skype session using devices such as an iPad, iPhone and laptop.

Thursday, April 17
12:15 p.m.

North Olmsted Senior Center
28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted
RSVP: 440-777-8100


Elder Care

#1538 When Roles Reverse

Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW, Care Coordinator with Hickman and Lowder Co, LPA - Sponsored by Hickman and Lowder Co. LPA, Avon Lake Towne Center and SJMC

How do you talk with your parents about their increasing frailty? How will they react when you share your observations? What do they really need? How will you know which resources are the “good” ones? Terry will share her knowledge of elder issues, family dynamics, communication challenges and community resources.

Tuesday, January 21
2:00 p.m.

Avon Lake Towne Center
200 Community Drive, Avon Lake
RSVP: 440-930-6750


#1539 Caring for the Caregiver

Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association and SJMC

This program will feature a panel of experts that will provide answers to your questions about: Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, legal and financial issues when diagnosed with some form of dementia, and where to go for information and support.

Tuesday, March 18
6:00 p.m.

Normandy Manor
22709 Lake Road, Rocky River
RSVP: 440-333-5400
Refreshments served


#1540 Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias

Karin Wolff, RN, BSN, CDP, Home Instead
Sponsored by Home Instead, Independence Village and SJMC

Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and causes of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Understand more about the behaviors that can be caused by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Wednesday, March 19
6:30 p.m.

Independence Village
345 Lear Road, Avon Lake
RSVP: 440-353-3080
Refreshments served


#1541 Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection Matters

Steffani Baker, BS, M.Ed, Alzheimer’s Association Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association, Avon Lake Senior Center and SJMC

Knowing the signs to look for are key in early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other related dementias because they provide the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning.

Thursday, April 10 10:00 a.m.

Avon Lake Senior Center
100 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake
RSVP: 440-930-4135


Wellness

#1542 Have a Laugh: For the Health of It

Hospice of the Western Reserve - Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, North Olmsted Senior Center and SJMC

Come to this informal health talk and learn the history of therapeutic humor, the benefits of humor and how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of humor.

Thursday, January 16 12:15 p.m. North Olmsted Senior Center 28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted RSVP: 440-777-8100


#1543 Celebrate Your Health

Monthly Wellbeing Talks
Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association, Westlake Village and SJMC

Explore a variety of health and wellness topics to optimize your health.

  • January 22 - Making Connections - Alzheimer’s Association
  • February 26 - Healthy Eating - Michele Hiatt, SJMC
  • March 26 - Partnering with your Doctor - Alzheimer’s Association

January 22, February 26 and March 26
7:00 p.m.

Westlake Village, Dover Room
28550 Westlake Village Drive, Westlake
RSVP: 440-892-4200


Free CE Program

Please visit our website at stjohnmedicalcenter.net under the Community Outreach tab for a complete listing of our Continuing Education programs.


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