Hope Hospice presents Fall schedule of Senior Education virtual classes

Hope Hospice presents Fall schedule of Senior Education virtual classes

Hope Hospice presents a series of interactive educational webinars on a variety of topics important to seniors and those who care for them. Senior individuals, family care partners, and professional caregivers alike are welcome to register for any or all of these free online events, which will be presented via Zoom. Visit HopeHospice.com/townhall to register.

In this series, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, obtain some great information, and learn some valuable tips on how to navigate unfamiliar waters.

Classes include:

  • Taking Control of your Diabetes
  • Nutrition 101
  • An Introduction to Hospice and Answers to Common Questions
  • Dementia GEM States
  • Eating for Wellness

Seminar schedule

Take Control of Your Diabetes
Thursday, September 24, 10–11:30 a.m. 

Without care, your diabetes can lead to serious health problems such as kidney failure, nerve damage, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other diseases. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, there are steps you can take to manage the condition and keep your glucose levels under control.

Nutrition 101
Thursday, October 8, 10–11:30 a.m.

People generally understand that to be healthy, you must eat nutritionally. It is important to study the impact that nutrition has on our body. This presentation will raise your awareness about important nutrition elements.

An Introduction to Hospice and Answers to Common Questions
Wednesday, October 14, 10–11:30 a.m.

If you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, you may have discussed the option of hospice care with your personal physician. The decision to go onto hospice means that you have decided to no longer pursue curative care and that life expectancy outside of such treatment is 6 months or less. This webinar will educate you about how hospice care works: what services it provides, how the costs of care are handled, what types of medical professionals are involved in the care team, which choices you have, and many other common questions we at Hope get from our client families. This is a great opportunity to learn about the hospice process and ask questions of our team.

Dementia GEM States”
Wednesday, October 21, 10–11:30 a.m.

We hear statements like “my mother has late-stage dementia,” but what does that mean? Most of the medical community uses this language about “stages” to describe the severity of a patient’s dementia symptoms, but perhaps there’s a better, more positive way to discuss our loved ones living with dementia and the deficits they face as thedisease progresses. This webinar is about the GEMS® cognitive model, which uses a metaphor of precious stones to categorize challenges a person living with dementia may face from day to day. The focus is then placed on modifying environments, interactions, and expectations to create positive engagement between the patient and care partners.

Eating for Wellness
Thursday, October 29, 10–11:30 a.m. 

The secret to lifelong wellness is to form a healthy daily eating pattern and exercise plan, not a regimented routine. This presentation will provide an explanation of key nutrients and tips on making smart food choices.

About Hope Hospice

Hope Hospice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly serving the Tri-Valley and neighboring East Bay cities since 1980. Learn more about their services and community programs at HopeHospice.com or contact them at (925) 829-8770.