From the desk of Tammy Roehrs, Division on Aging Director ~
The Secrets of Aging Well - Live long and prosper is something we all want to achieve especially as we age. The Web MD article talks about ways you can fight off Father Time. The Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most comprehensive examinations of aging ever conducted have sited six bullet points to help realize the secret of aging well. continue the story Source: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/secrets-of-aging-well
Benefits of Yoga - Ann Pizer, Yoga Expert, http://yoga.about.com/od/beginningyoga/a/benefits.htm, talks about the many benefits experienced to the participant when practicing this stretching, breathing and calming technique. Check out our own Senior Yoga Class offered in coordination with the Bay County Community Center on Tuesday's from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. For more information call the main office at 895-4100.
Exercise Class Levels: Starting in January all exercise classes sponsored by Division on Aging and the Bay County Community Center will be rating the class activity with a 1, 2 or 3 level. For a better definition of each level click on to the title Exercise Class Level.
Become a Division on Aging Volunteer ~ you choose the program and how often you want to give of your time and talent. We utilize volunteers to help carry out our mission of maintaining independence, offering social opportunities and enhancing quality of life to our Bay County Seniors who need the assistance. Our volunteer core play an enormous effort in achieving that goal. Volunteering has surprising benefits to make it a win-win situation. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/work-career/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm. For more information on how you can become a volunteer call the main office at 895-4100.
Osteoporsis Strength Exercise Class -taking names for the Winter, 2015 class session. This class concentrates on the bones and muscles that deteriorate due to age, disease and lack of use. An award winning class for ages 60 and over with or without limitations. Our instructor is from the In Patient Rehabilitation Unit at McLaren's West Campus. She brings an enormous amout of knowledge and humor to the class. Classes are held twice a week on Monday and Wednesday for 6 weeks.
Call Division on Aging main office at 895-4100 to be put on the wait list for Winter, 2015.
Elder Abuse Program Grant Update - Thanks to all who helped distribute surveys, along with those who completed the survey. We exceeded our goal of 390 surveys completed. This valuable information gathered will be used for long range planning at the September 11, 2013 meeting of the Elder Abuse Coordinated Committee Response Team.
Bay County Health Department - 2013 Annual Report
Bay County pharmacies participating in the Yellow Jug/Old Drugs program - for more information and disposal sites see flyer. Special note: Bay City Police Department collects in the months of April and October. Watch for announcement in the Bay City Times.
2014 Flu Clinic information