Outreach Seminar Topics
As part of Family & Nursing Care’s ongoing community outreach efforts, we are proud to offer a series of wellness workshops geared toward educating the community. The following presentations are free of charge, and can be offered at your business, community organization, or place of worship.
For more information, contact Sarah Fleischer at 301-588-8200.
Better Brain Health
Did you know that breathing, stretching and meditation can help keep your brain sharp and your body strong? Let a certified yoga instructor teach you energizing breathing techniques to help you approach each day with vitality as well as gentle movement stretches to keep your body healthy and strong. Learn a Kirtan Kriya meditation that has shown promising results in early tests to help enhance brain function. Walk away with tips on how to reduce overall stress; a proven factor in the cause and progression of memory problems.
Clear the Clutter
Have you ever asked yourself "Where did it all come from?" or "What is stopping me from getting organized?" Come learn techniques from an organizational management professional and experience the freedom of a clutter-free environment. You'll be given simple ways to get started and walk away with 10 tips for clearing the clutter.
Caring for a Loved One/Caring for Yourself
As a caregiver, we all too often forget to take care of ourselves, but being emotionally and physically strong as a caregiver allows us to provide better care for our loved one. Hear an honest and inspirational account of challenges, doubts, and questions that caregivers face from author Sloan Roberts, who was the primary caregiver for her husband for 6 years. Come to this workshop to discuss the challenges of caregiving and identify ways to lead a more balanced life while caring for a loved one in need.
Sleep and the Circle of Life
In partnership with Sleep Disorders Centers, Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital
Everyone knows it's important to get a good night's sleep, but did you know that there is a relationship between poor sleep and Type II Diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases? At this workshop you will learn about the consequences of poor sleep quality and quantity as well as common sleep disorders, including Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its causes and treatments.
This workshop lasts about 90 min or more.
In Case of Emergency: Who’s Got Your Back?
Unfortunately, every second someone in the U.S. is incapacitated - from a minor car accident to a major medical emergency. Are your documents and accounts organized so that if someone needed to step in to help you, they could? Do they know you are counting on them to help you? At this workshop you will learn key information to collect, how to prepare and secure your personal, financial, medical, and household details and simple ways to ensure those around you will have access to this information when it's needed.
Ensuring the Safety of People Who Have Alzheimer's
In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association® National Capital Area Chapter
Safety begins at home, but with a loved one with Alzheimer's, where should you begin and what do you need to know? Learn techniques for protecting while still allowing independence. At this workshop you will also be introduced to some Alzheimer's Association® safety services including MedicAlert® and Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® and Comfort Zone.
Reference to or presentation about any products or services of the Alzheimer's Association® does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Family & Nursing Care.
Smart Planning for the Long Term
Statistics show that more than 2 out of 3 people 65 and older today will require long term care at some point in their life. Many are unprepared for the impact that this can have, both financially and emotionally. Learn the options and how advance planning can help you retire on your terms, even with an extended healthcare event.
The Benefits of Massage in Older Adults
The benefits of therapeutic massage are numerous, especially as we age. In addition to general stress relief and relaxation, therapeutic massage can help older adults improve circulation, decrease muscular stiffness, and reduce inflammation in the joints. Massage also addresses many of the common conditions that may occur with age - arthritis, muscle and bone deterioration, tendonitis, bursitis and respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema. Learn what the latest research is saying about the benefits of massage and how you can incorporate this complementary therapy into your life.
The Hidden Treasures in Your Jewelry Box
Have you ever watched "Antiques Roadshow" and thought "I wonder if I have any hidden treasures in my jewelry box?" Learn how different jewelry (gold, silver, diamonds, watches and coins) is valued and about options to sell, redesign or keep family heirlooms. Get a free evaluation of your jewelry by a certified gemologist. Leave this workshop educationally richer - and maybe even financially.
Protect Your Legacy, Protect Your Assets
Do you know the differences between wills and trusts? Do you have a Power of Attorney and do you know what they can/can't do? Learn the best practices for planning for your future from an elder law attorney, including the top ten most common estate planning mistakes.
You Are What You Eat
Now, more than ever, healthy eating is important to maintaining your energy and health. As you age, your relationship to food changes along with your body. A decreased metabolism, changes in taste and smell, and slower digestion may affect your appetite, the foods you can eat, and how your body processes food. The key is to figure out how to adapt to your changing needs. This workshop will teach you how to get the most nutrition, without sacrificing flavor, out of your food.
The Five Habits of Younger Feeling People
Eating well. Finding activities you enjoy. Staying connected. Exercising your body and mind regularly. Sleeping well. Sounds pretty simple doesn't it? By engaging in these five habits, you can feel better and younger. This workshop will discuss strategies for incorporating these activities into your life.
The Mind and Body Benefits of Making Art
Did you used to love to sing, act, play an instrument or paint? Arts education programs can have can have extremely positive effects on the general and mental health of older adults. Learn about some of the benefits that the different creative expressions can have. Even if you don't think you have a talent, or it's been years since you expressed yourself creatively, learn why there's no better time than now to get creative!
Increase Your Organization, Increase Your Productivity
It is not only our homes and offices that get cluttered. Our minds get overwhelmed with new ideas, important dates, things we must do and all the "where did I put it?" questions. If lately you have been yearning to bring simplicity and clarity into your life, this workshop will teach you easy steps that will help you get more organized and more productive.
Difficult Conversations: Effective Communication and Decision Making With Your Loved Ones
The time to start speaking with your aging loved one is before a crisis hits This workshop will provide you tools to help you start these difficult conversations, discuss sensitive topics and navigate your way through the many decisions that lay ahead.
Stay Safe, Stay Independent
As we age, physical and mental changes can create safety hazards for us. This workshop will teach you to identify risk factors in your life and home as well as strategies to maintain your quality of life and stay safe.
Know the 10 Warning Signs: Early detection matters
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association® National Capital Area Chapter
Memory loss that disrupts your everyday life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal brain disease that gets worse over time and causes changes in memory, thinking and reasoning behavior. Knowing the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease is vital to being diagnosed early and receiving the best help and care possible.