Are you a “solo-ager?” That’s the contemporary name for people over 60 who do not have either a spouse or children, or whose families are geographically remote. Join us for programs that help you live life to its fullest!
Sunday, September 23 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • PJCC Board Room • Free for Members/$10 Public
While most people want to avoid thinking about death, solo agers have learned how important it is to plan ahead. For that reason, we want to make our own choices about how our actual death will be handled. This might include deciding about funeral or cremation. We might want to write our own obituary. It will help us to now what choices there are for final arrangements. A representative from Skylawn Memorial will tell us about pre-need versus at-need benefits and choices.
Sunday, October 21 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • PJCC Board Room • Free for Members/$10 Public
Health Educator and PJCC staff member, Lindsey Passmore, will discuss five significant nutrients to increase bone strength, along with common dietary habits that may reduce bone mineral density and the ability to properly absorb calcium and vitamin D, increasing fall risk and possibly relating to other health issues. Participants will have the opportunity to review tips for healthy eating when stressed and try food samples. We will also stretch and align our bodies through gentle movement, so wear comfortable clothing!
Sunday, November 11 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm • PJCC Board Room • Free for Members/$10 Public
Many of us know someone who has fallen and been injured. We don’t want to be in the same situation. Solo-Agers, especially because we often live alone, might have a very difficult time getting up or getting help. To make falls less likely, this workshop, presented by Sarah Eggen-Thornhill, OTR/L, of the San Mateo County Falls Prevention Task Force, covers: how to assess your own fall risk, how to identify ways to reduce common fall risks, and multiple resources available within the county. Sarah will also share do-able home safety changes to age independently and she will demonstrate some simple exercises to increase strength and balance.