The Senior Sense program works with older adults who live independently and manage their own medications. Seniors are at risk for medication mis-management because of the large amounts and varying types of medications needed for curative purposes or to maintain good health. Seniors may suffer from difficulties including: non-assertiveness with healthcare providers, medical impairments, isolation and grief that can lead to intentional and unintentional medication abuse and use of alcohol and other self-remedies to cope.
The Senior Sense program empowers older adults to safely manage their medication and change their behaviors concerning alcohol use through discussion and activities. All materials, group session and trainer expertise is gender and age specific in approach, which creates a warm, fun and safe environment for learning and sharing.
Senior Sense Presentations:
Senior Sense “BINGO” is a FUN, interactive and educational presentation. Our staff will come to your organization with this free program and provide participants with information for healthy living. It will focus on the prevention of alcohol abuse and the misuse of medications. The presentation incorporates a trip down memory lane while learning simple ways to keep themselves safe and healthy.
Senior Sense “Name That Tune” is a fun, free interactive presentation which focuses on the issues facing seniors today. The presentation incorporates familiar music with a discussion on mental health, medicine management and alcohol use. Music is a powerful tool and it creates a fun, educational experience!
Services are provided free of charge in Franklin County to adults aged 65 and older.