May is #NationalStrokeAwarenessMonth. Over the last 10 years, the lifetime risk of stroke globally in adults over 25 has risen from 1 in 6 to 1 in 4 people. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Over 100 million people in the world have experienced stroke and projections for the next decade suggest that this number will continue to increase exponentially with the global cost of stroke exceeding 1 trillion US dollars.These facts are alarming, but there is good news: 4 in 5 strokes are preventable!!Where can I start learning? Take this short quiz from CDC to see if you can spot the signs and symptoms of a Stroke?www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/399379/can-you-spot-the-signs-and-symptoms-of-a-strokeGo to the American Stroke Association website for additional resources: www.stroke.org/en/... See MoreSee Less
"A person’s health directly impacts their wealth—and this connection becomes even more acute as people age. The approach of counting chronic conditions comes the closest to comprehensively understanding a person's overall health, because individuals with greater numbers of chronic conditions tend to be among the sickest in the population. And, as it turns out, women and people of color are more likely to experience higher treatment costs and greater lost wages due to chronic disease. At the same time, these individuals have the fewest financial resources to draw upon, according to new analysis by the National Council on Aging and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston." Read the research and learn more at ncoa.org/article/the-inequities-in-the-cost-of-chronic-disease-why-it-matters-for-older-adults?ut...... See MoreSee Less
What's the true cost of chronic disease for people who are aging? And who's impacted the most? Get the latest research from NCOA that shows that the combined cost of treatment and lost wages is hardes...
It's #InternationalFamilyDay! What better way to celebrate than learn about the Foster Grandparent Program...Have you heard of The Foster Grandparent Program and ever wondered to yourself, “What the heck is a Foster Grandparent?” Well, I am here to help. No, (unfortunately) you cannot foster a grandparent in your home and no, Foster Grandparents are not foster parents to children. Foster Grandparents are mentors and tutors to school-aged youth. Foster Grandparents are senior adults who volunteer in public and private schools, daycare and preschool settings, at homeless shelters, shelters for youth runaways, at the YMCA, and various non-profit, youth-focused organizations. Foster Grandparents love their work with youth. Foster Grandparent volunteers love being the “grandparent” figure in the classroom. Foster Grandparents get to have fun with children.Join AmeriCorps Seniors and bring out the best of AmericaHelp guide students to higher academic achievement. Assist with caring for premature infants or children with disabilities. Mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers. Assist children in classrooms who are behind in their academics. The Foster Grandparent program connects role models like you with young people with exceptional needs.Enrich your life while enriching the lives of others. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve with in the Foster Grandparent program provide the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path to a successful future. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers themselves report better health, a better mental outlook, and longevity having served their community.Benefits of becoming a Foster Grandparent• You will forge new relationships with people in your community and make a significant difference in the lives of others.• You will make a lifelong, positive impacts in the lives of children in your community.• You will feel added purpose and quality to your life.• You will enjoy non-taxable income added to your monthly budget. This income will not impact Social Security benefits or any State benefits you may be receiving.• Annual medical physical exam• On the job Insurance• Mileage reimbursement • You set your own schedule and hours (5 hours to 40 hours per week allowed)• Added, meaning and purpose in your lifeEligibility RequirementsTo serve in the AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent program you must:• Be 55 years and older• Have transportation or are able to utilize public transportation• Successfully pass federal and state background checksSo, now that you have a better idea of what the Foster Grandparent Program is, won’t you please reach out to me and get started volunteering with youth in Klamath Falls and the Klamath County region? May I also ask that you help us spread the word to older adults about this amazing program? We Need You and your love for children!!! Let me help you get started today!How to applyContact Lisa Bertash, Volunteer Coordinator, Klamath CountyCommunity Volunteer NetworkThe Foster Grandparent Program of Southern Oregon(541) email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less