Age Friendly Fairfax Forum: Resources for Older Adults and Their Loved Ones
Open to all adults Facilitator: Jody Timms and invited guest speakers
Fourth Friday 1-2pm Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
FREE and open to all
August 24: "Staying Physically Fit & Preventing Falls" How important is exercise as we age and what are the benefits? What types of exercise are best for older adults—cardio, stretching, core strengthening? A fall might not seem like it will happen to us but what are the ways in which we can prevent falls, at any age?
September 28: "Can We Prevent and Even Reverse Cognitive Decline Through What We Eat?" What underlies our cognitive health and how can we care for ourselves on a daily basis so we can age with clarity and vitality? Eating healthy is an on-going goal for all of us. Come hear the latest in research and practice from Leni Felton, Clinical Nutritionist.
October 26: "Standing on Solid Ground: Taking Care of Financial and Insurance Needs" Join us as we look over our financial health and consider how to plan for a strong financial future. We’ll also reflect on our insurance choices, including how to evaluate our Medicare options and if we’ve enrolled in a long term care insurance plan, how and when to utilize its benefits.
November 16: "Housing Challenges: What Are Our Options and Our Rights?" If you are a homeowner in Marin, what might be your options to stay in your home as you age—have you considered a junior or accessory unit, or sharing your home? If you are a renter, what are your rights when rents get raised and what other options might be available for your housing needs?
December 21: "Handling Life’s Emotional Ups & Downs" Enjoying and feeling at ease with life, and also experiencing loneliness and depression are common at all ages. But aging brings its own special challenges and advantages. What specific tools or resources can help us with these ups and downs of living? Join our conversation with a clinical therapist to consider making the most of our feelings and experiences.
Ask an Expert: Come to the Fairfax Library early, at 12:30 pm, on the 4th Friday of the each month to meet with a task force member if you have questions or concerns about resources for older adults in Marin. Handouts, brochures and information are available just prior to the forum on transportation, housing, Medicare, aging at home, Ross Valley Villages, hospice, driving, memory issues, etc.