What's new in Clay County?

 

Living Well with Chronic Conditions - take charge of your health!

Attend an "intro to online programs" session, followed by a FREE 6-week online workshop.
Wednesdays, August 12 - September 23, 2020; 9:00 - 11:30 am
See flyer for details: Virtual Living Well class

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Due to the continued concern associated with large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Age Positive organizers have decided to reschedule the 5th annual Age Positive Conference for 2021. An announcement about the event will be available in early 2021.

Instead, this year’s event has been “re-visioned” as a virtual conference to focus on a critical issue impacting older adults during the pandemic: loneliness and social isolation. Age Positive remains committed to providing professionals and volunteers who develop and implement programs for older adults with tools and resources to help this important population stay connected to their families, friends and communities.
 
Age Positive 2020 (re)Vision will offer six virtual sessions, all designed to help us better understand the impact of social isolation and loneliness on older adults.
Registration Fee $10 (covers all six sessions). Stay tuned for a link coming soon. Click on image above for details.

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 Two different Aging Mastery Programs will be offered this Fall!

AMP for Caregivers begins on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and lasts for 12 weeks. 
The topics covered in this curriculum are designed to promote healthy aging as you take care of yourself and your loved one.
This class is free for caregivers but you must register. Call 816-256-8096 or 816-678-3036.

AMP Core Program begins on Friday, September 11, 2020 and lasts for 10 weeks.
Aging Mastery aims to help baby boomers and older adults take key steps to improve their well-being, add stability to their lives, and strengthen their ties to communities.
This class is free for age 60+ but you must register through North Kansas City Schools Community Education.
Please call Paula Zigmond for more information: 816-595-0086 or paula@claycoseniors.org.
 

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New Senior-Friendly Accreditation for Liberty Hospital's Emergency Department

Liberty Hospital’s Emergency Department has achieved Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) by exceeding best practices in caring for older adults. The hospital is one of only four hospitals in the state to earn this certification and the only hospital in Missouri to attain this accreditation as well as that of Level II Time Critical Diagnosis in trauma, stroke and heart attack.

https://youtu.be/LF1I0gWwfmY

 

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United Way Greater Kansas City has COVID-19 information and resources: ​https://uwgkc.myresourcedirectory.com/