The Mar Vista Community Council Aging in Place Committee brings a wide range of expertise related to aging – starting with seniors themselves, professionals in services and non-profits, those providing care to senior family members and those who are planning for our own senior years. Each month we host a guest speaker at our meeting. The minutes are detailed with a great deal of information and links and posted here as a community resource.
April - Bonnie Davis on Senior Living Options Let’s talk about the CURRENT realities of options for aging seniors in the Los Angeles Area
May - Roz Dauber - Medical Marijuana: Understanding Cannabis as Medicine
June - Alzheimer’s of Greater LA - Making Home Safe for a Person with Alzheimer’s. This training helps caregivers understand, manage and improve the safety risk factors at home that can seriously impact individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia’s ability to stay at home and in the community for as long as possible.
July – Allison Beale – Powerful Tools for Caregivers
August – Susi Rodriguez Shapiro will conduct a workshop on Emergency Preparedness for Seniors. She will walk us through the completion of the File of Life and how to create a Go Kit.
September - Paola Cervantes of Voyages Preschool – presentation on the GrandPals intergenerational activity program with Grandview Senior Living and discussion of ways to mentor and replicate this throughout the community.
October - Carol Hahn - how to provide safe mobility and retain some independence. The risk of fall getting in and out of a mobility device unassisted. The role of dementia with a mobility device. Other health changes resulting from reduced activity. Options to consider - exercise, medications, surgery, injections. Which specialist should you see? Are up lift chairs a good idea – are there concerns with dementia? Balance considerations? Will have mobility devices to demonstrate.