A Matter of Balance - Managing Concerns about Falls

Doctoral students from A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences

September 1st - October 27th; (no class September 29th) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Must attend all classes; Course #1990

This program is designed to benefit older adults who are concerned about falls; have sustained falls in the past; restrict activities because of concerns about falling; are interested in improving flexibility, balance & strength; are age 60 or older, ambulatory, and able to problem solve.

Dementia Care and Education-Four Part Series

Dementia Care and Education Campus, an innovation of Hospice of the Valley

September 7th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Course #1963 - Part I: Assessment and Diagnosis of Dementia

  • Describe cognitive screening tools to achieve early recognition and diagnosis of dementia in primary care.
  • Describe how to evaluate the behavioral, safety and functional needs of patients.
  • Describe the typical workup for diagnosing dementia.
  • Understand how to differentiate delirium from dementia.
  • Know when to refer to a memory specialist for further evaluation of dementia.

October 5th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Course #2127 - Part II: Language of Distress

  • Describe how behaviors express unmet needs (pain, fear, urinary/constipation issues, desire to move).
  • List two approaches that will minimize agitated and aggressive behaviors in persons living with dementia.
  • Describe three common medication mistakes in managing agitation (4P’s).

November 2nd, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Course #2128 - Part III: Vitamin M (Music) for Dementia: How Music Strikes a Chord

  • Describe “individualized music” and why it is important for the person with dementia.
  • Discuss evidence-based findings as to how music can positively impact persons living with dementia.
  • Explain the step-by-step process of providing music for persons living with dementia.

December 7th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Course #2129 - Sometimes Superheroes Need to Rest Too: Caregiver Support Strategies

  • Be able to use the Zarit Burden Inventory (ZBI) to assess caregiver stress.
  • Understand common sources of caregiver stress and know three basic principles that providers can use to support families.
  • Describe two methods of treating anxiety and depression in caregivers.
  • Be able to refer caregivers to community support (Alzheimer’s Association, Supportive Care for Dementia, etc.)

Bridge Lessons

Thursdays, October 5th-26th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm; Course #2125. Cost: $40 instructor's fee

*Payment by check only. Payable to Doug Stewart. Give check to Customer Service upon registering. Limited to 8 participants.

This 4-week class will instruct students how to play Beginner's Bridge, no experience needed.

Computer Support

Time-4-U presented by TLC, sponsored by Encore for More!!

     Meets from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on the 3rd Wednesday of each month

The TLC (Technology Learning Center) volunteers will be available to answer your questions and help with issues with your Apple iPhone, Android Smartphone, and Windows 10 computer systems.

Bring your fully-charged device along with passwords.

This program requires no pre-registration, is open to all residents of Fountain Hills, and best of all... it is a FREE service.

Tech Time with Mark

     Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Mark volunteers once a month to assist members with their computer or other technical frustrations. Mark has the expertise, knowledge, and patience to assist members with their computer and other tech-related issues.