Health Programs


2016 Adult Education Programs 
 

Memory loss is a major concern for the aging population.  Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.4 million Americans and the potential numbers are expected to increase as the “baby-boom” generation ages.  The next 4 listed programs is a 4-part series on brain health; memory loss/dementia, communication, and how people with dementia respond and communicate to caregivers and others. Get practical tips you can use now.  Click here to view flyer on 4-part series.

Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body: Tips From the Latest Research  (See Flyer)
Wednesday, April 13 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

We know the body and brain are connected. Now science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement and the use of hands-on-tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for a healthy lifestyle.  Presented by Gail Morgan, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease  (See Flyer)
Thursday, May 5 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

This program provides information that everyone should know about memory loss and what that means for all of us. Explore memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about risk factors, research, treatments, and steps to a proper diagnosis/assessment. Presented by Krista Scheel, Program Director, Alzheimer’s Association.

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Effective Communication Strategies  (See Flyer)
Tuesday, May 17 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

Communication is more than just talking and listening—it’s about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Presented by Virginia Zerpa, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior  (See Flyer)
Tuesday, June 7 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability of language is lost. Sometimes behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Learn to decode the behavioral triggers and strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  Presented by Virginia Zerpa, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

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Resilience - Take Care of Yourself and Have Some Fun! (See Flyer)
Wednesday, June 22 - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

It's a fast-paced world out there - at work, home, and in the community.  All of us would like to find ways to decrease the effects of stress.  This program will discuss how you may already have the tools you need.  You will learn to identify and practice five types of resilience, learn how acts of everyday creativity can improve quality of life, how to live a happier life, and have some fun. Presented by Michael Rupsch, LPC, LCSW, Aurora Health Care. 

Franklin Health Department
9229 W. Loomis Road
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Phone:  414-425-9101
Fax:  414-427-7539

 

Health Programs


The City of Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities.