Arkansas Senior Health Project

senior-health-proj-screenshotPurpose:  We will train people who work with older adults on how to use the book What To Do For Seniors Health to help those they serve better understand their health. This easy-to-read book tells older adults and their caregivers about what to do to stay healthy and active, about the changes that come with aging, about health insurance, and how to get good health care. In partnership with the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, we will also provide material on screenings for the following cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal, lung and skin.

Who: Any person or organization that serves older adults is invited to participate. Eligible organizations include senior centers, clinics, libraries, churches, and community groups. Other groups helping older adults are also eligible.

How: Come to the free Mid-Winter Conference on January 23, 2014 hosted by the Partnership for Health Literacy in Arkansas. For details about the conference and how to register, please visit this page.

A Conference workshop will train attendees on how to use the Teacher’s Training Manual: A Resource Kit to help older adults and their caregivers use the book What To Do For Senior Health. Attendees will learn how to host a class or in-home visits to help older adults use the book.

What: Attendees will receive a free copy of the Teacher’s Training Manual and 10 free copies of the book to use for a class or in-home visits. Additional copies of the manual and book will be available at no cost as long as supplies last.

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