It's Your Life...Live it Well
Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition? You'll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, the Live Well Workshop can help you take charge of your life!
Who should attend this program?
People with chronic health conditions, their family members, friends and caregivers!
What is a Live Well Workshop?
The Live Well Workshop is a behavioral and social program designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives. The workshops are highly interactive focusing on building skills & sharing experiences and support. People with different chronic health problems attend the program together.
Workshops were designed and tested at Stanford University and are led by two trained facilitators. The Live Well Workshop will not conflict with your existing programs or treatment. It is designed to enhance regular treatment and disease-specific education such as Better Breathers, cardiac rehabilitation, or diabetes instruction. Many people have more than one chronic condition. The program is especially helpful for these people, as it gives them skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.
Visit www.cthealthyliving.org or call 860-887-3561 for information about upcoming Workshops in your area.
Are You Interested in Becoming a Live Well Leader?
- Live Well Leaders are people who are motivated to empower others to learn tools to help manage their chronic health conditions, set personal goals and solve problems. Live Well does not replace health care programs, it encourages people to become self-managers of their condition.
- Live Well Leaders must feel comfortable speaking in front of small groups while teaching from a detailed manual. Live Well Leaders always co-facilitate with another leader.
- Live Well Leaders are peers and professionals with or without a chronic health condition.
- Live Well Leaders complete a FREE 4-Day Training Program.
Once you are trained, you must then conduct a 6 week workshop within three to six months (no longer than 1 year) after completing the training.
Conducting the training includes:
- assisting in recruiting class members,
- using materials provided to your regional coordinator,
- following data collection procedures as outlined in the training
- Ability to work with a small group of people and build rapport with them.
- Ability to read aloud and follow a Leader's Manual.
- Good communication and listening skills.
- Ability to be non-judgmental and respectful of different opinions.
- Optimistic about a person’s ability to make changes.
Call 860-887-3561 about upcoming Well Leaders Trainings!
WHAT IS TRIAD
Triad is a national community policing initiative involving law enforcement professionals, older adults and community groups partnerlng to reduce criminal victimization of older persons and enhanclng the delivery of law enforcement services to these individuals.
Triad activities attempt to prevent crime, implement education program and provide assistance to older adult victims of crimes. To reduce the fear of crime prevalent among older Americans, Triad also attempts to identify misconceptions and educate older adults about criminal activity. Triad promotes and facilitates ongoing information exchanges between law enforcement and the older adults they serve.
What are the purpose and goals of TRIAD?
- To increase awareness of crimes against senior citizens
- To sponsor programs for senior citizens to reduce fear of crime and educate older citizens about preventative measures they can take to protect themselves.
- To emphasize the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of senior citizens as crimes.
- To improve communication and understanding between seniors and law enforcement.
- To improve communication and understanding of the different roles of elder abuse agencies, and other community organizations.
As a community leader or individual interested in stopping abuse of older individuals, you can join the efforts of your local Triad.
Contact Senior Resources at 860-887-3561 or 1-800-690-6998 for more information on TRIADs in your area.
The Advisory Council acts as the grassroots arm of Senior Resources and as such is instrumental in the research, development and monitoring of our four year Area Plan. The Area Plan is a roadmap for delivering services, allocating funds and planning education and outreach activities.
The Advisory Council involves individuals from the community who have a broad based knowledge of the needs and desires of older individuals.
For more information about joining our team as an Advisory Council member, please contact us at 860-887-3561.
Senior Resources is looking for volunteers to join their board of directors to assist in the operations, oversight and strategic planning of the organization. The Board sets goals and objectives, long-range plans, and policies of Senior Resources.
The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis on the last Thursday of every month. These meetings require a monthly commitment to attend meetings. In addition, each Board member is asked to be a part of one of the Board's standing committees. Committes meet on a regular basis. The average time commitment to be a Board member is approximately five to ten hours per month.
Senior Resources is a private, non-profit organization mandated to administer the Older Americans Act. We follow State and Federal regulations from the Department on Aging and the Administration on Aging.