The latest news in my life is this web site! Welcome to the new and improved OtherwiseHealthy.com where you can find helpful strategies to organize both your health and your home.
Keep Grandma Off the Floor!
My newest professional focus is an initiative called “At Home for Life,” a program that helps people to successfully age in place and remain safely in their own homes. The National Aging in Place Council defines aging in place as “the ability to continue to live in one’s home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It means living in a familiar environment and being able to participate in family and other community activities”. As we age we must adapt to the challenges of performing the activities of daily living that we take for granted such as climbing stairs, bathing, meal preparation, and managing the house.
Enhance your ability to overcome these challenges and more successfully access and navigate all areas of your home with an At Home for Life Residential Assessment. Visit our At Home for Life page for more information on this initiative.
Join me on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 for my presentation Get Your Affairs in Order (So Your Kids Don’t Have To). Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Albany. Log onto www.albanyguardiansociety.org for information and to register.
Questions about genetic testing? I will be presenting at the Community Education Forum at the American Cancer Society’s HopeClub, One Penny Lane, Latham on Monday, September 22 at 6:00 pm. Call 220-6960 to register.
Planning a trip? Come back to the Albany Guardian Society for my presentation of Taking it on the Road – Traveling With Health Conditions” on October 28, 2014 from 1:30-3:30. Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Blvd., Albany. Log onto www.albanyguardiansociety.org for information and registration.
On the Web
Caregiving questions? Recently I participated in a live chat for Everyday Health with Dr. Michael Wasserman, MD, past chair of the American Geriatric Society’s Managed Care Task Force. During this chat we offered tips to help caregivers provide better care to others and themselves. You can check out the highlights of this chat at: http://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/healthtalk-advice-for-caretakers.aspx.