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For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how lifestyle choices may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Watch this session to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Christina Richards

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When was the last time you enjoyed a good belly laugh? Laughter stimulates circulation, aids muscle relaxation, and improves your immune system. Happy people are more productive and attractive than crabby people. This presentation can teach you how to laugh again and share humor with others.

Elaine Ambrose

Laurie Luke

Grannie on the Move
December 2023

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MyChart is a secure online platform that enables individuals to access and manage their personal health information conveniently and confidentially.  This digital tool empowers patients to take an active role in their healthcare management, providing a user-friendly interface that enhances communication between patients and their medical professionals while ensuring data privacy and security.

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Fall 2023

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Exploring Medicare? Dive into this simple guide on coverage types, enrollment periods, and more. Whether you’re nearing retirement or helping a loved one, understand this vital healthcare program. 

Elise Daniel

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MyChart is a secure online platform that enables individuals to access and manage their personal health information conveniently and confidentially.  This digital tool empowers patients to take an active role in their healthcare management, providing a user-friendly interface that enhances communication between patients and their medical professionals while ensuring data privacy and security.

Danette Arnson

Accent Funeral Home
Summer 2023

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Bathrooms are the most common place in the house where slips and accidents happen. In fact, 80% of falls at home occur in the bathroom and almost 200,000 Americans receive emergency room treatment for bathroom-related injuries every year. Watch this video to learn about solutions you can consider to improve the safety of the bathroom for yourself, loved ones in your care, and caregivers.

Consuela Marshall, OT

Finding a Foothold
Summer 2023

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Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Watch this video to learn the 10 warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. If you notice any of them, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Bertha Sandoval

Alzheimer’s Association
Greater Idaho Chapter
Spring 2023

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This video explains the difference between Personal Care / Home Care, Home Health, Palliative Care and Hospice Care. Learn how these programs are funded and how to successfully engage with these programs as a family caregiver to best support yourself or your loved one.

Nichole Claiborn
Kim Ouwehand

Darra Wray

My Care Companions
April 13, 2023

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Without boundaries, the overwhelm of caregiving can feel like being in the middle of a whirlpool of emotions. Setting, modifying, and reinforcing boundaries can prevent caregiver burnout. This session explores the benefits of boundaries to help family caregivers protect their emotional and physical well-being.

Theresa Wilbanks

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This video explains how Medicare Fraud and Abuse can affect you and the three easy steps you can take to prevent fraud and abuse.

December 2022

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Equipment that assists with day-to-day medical needs is an important component of health and wellness care for many older adults. Learn about the equipment that can be used in your home to support you and add quality to your life. Join us for a discussion on the variety of options available and how to access them.

Kaitlin Larsen
Jeanette Angeletti

Norco
December 6, 2022

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The holidays can evoke many feelings from joy to sadness. Some people may feel overwhelmed by these emotions and engage in behaviors that are unhealthy. Discover how to enjoy your holiday through spiritual wellness. Learn how to acknowledge your feelings by engaging in self-care activities.

Monique Barber, MS, LPC

Counselor

Dr. Lynn Bohecker, Ph.D.

CEO
The Counseling Center
November 10, 2022

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People with Medicare have the right to appeal a decision about their coverage or payment of services. But, navigating the appeals process can be daunting. Join this webinar to learn about the appeals process for Medicare coverage and payments.

Melissa Allen

Associate Attorney
McCool Law, PLLC
October 20, 2022

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Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) offers free, unbiased Medicare benefits information and assistance through workshops, group presentations and personal counseling. Learn more about accessing these important benefits.

Brad Talbutt

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Low-level light therapy is effective in treating numerous medical conditions and associated symptoms. Regardless of the condition for which it is used, LLLT has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, and it promotes faster healing. Watch this session to gain a better understanding of how this non-invasive procedure can benefit you.

Sharon Katzke, CLT, ERLT

Photonic Healing, LLC
August 30, 2022

Fire & Fall Prevention for Seniors

Watch this session to learn about older adult fire safety, fire prevention techniques, and health information for better quality of life. This session is a comprehensive program developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Boise Fire Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Sr. Captain Roy Boehm

Boise Fire Department
June 9, 2022

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Watch this session to learn about older adult fire safety, fire prevention techniques, and health information for better quality of life. This session is a comprehensive program developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Boise Fire Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Sr. Captain Roy Boehm

Boise Fire Department
June 9, 2022

Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.    Join us to learn the signs and types of abuse and what you can do to help protect vulnerable adults.

Alyssa Groen

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Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.    Join us to learn the signs and types of abuse and what you can do to help protect vulnerable adults.

Alyssa Groen

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This session will explore the availability of options for a dignified death, states that have Right to Die options, the importance (and shortcomings) of Advance Directives, and more. Final Exit Network will share what they do and how they address the needs of potential clients. 

Disclaimer: This presentation contains information about difficult issues. LEARN provides access to a broad range of resources and information related to aging and caregiving topics and does not take a position on any of our educational topics. 

Jim Van Buskirk

Final Exit Network
April 21, 2022

Peaceful Death: Another Option

This session will explore the availability of options for a dignified death, states that have Right to Die options, the importance (and shortcomings) of Advance Directives, and more. Final Exit Network will share what they do and how they address the needs of potential clients. 

Disclaimer: This presentation contains information about difficult issues. LEARN provides access to a broad range of resources and information related to aging and caregiving topics and does not take a position on any of our educational topics. 

Jim Van Buskirk

Final Exit Network
April 21, 2022

Rethinking Brain Injuries

Most people recognize that significant blows to the head often injure the brain but are unaware that many seemingly mild concussive forces can damage the pituitary gland and have a devastating effect. Many people do not realize their anxiety, depression, brain fog, sleeping disorder, eating disorder, or chronic headaches may be the result of a brain injury and that measuring and balancing hormones in the brain can go a long way toward healing. Join Eric Collett, CEO of A Mind For All Seasons, for a review of current brain injury research and learn about the work his team is doing to help people improve their brain health.

Eric Collett

A Mind of All Seasons
April 5, 2022

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Most people recognize that significant blows to the head often injure the brain but are unaware that many seemingly mild concussive forces can damage the pituitary gland and have a devastating effect. Many people do not realize their anxiety, depression, brain fog, sleeping disorder, eating disorder, or chronic headaches may be the result of a brain injury and that measuring and balancing hormones in the brain can go a long way toward healing. Join Eric Collett, CEO of A Mind For All Seasons, for a review of current brain injury research and learn about the work his team is doing to help people improve their brain health.

Eric Collett

A Mind of All Seasons
April 5, 2022

Living Well With Diabetes or Chronic Pain

The Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging offers programs and services for seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers. Join us to learn about how to access programs that are available to you. This class will include a special focus on the Living Well evidence-based programs for people living with (or taking care of) someone with diabetes or chronic pain:
     – Living Well with Diabetes
     – Living Well with Chronic Pain

Natalie Nathan, MHS

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The Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging offers programs and services for seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers. Join us to learn about how to access programs that are available to you. This class will include a special focus on the Living Well evidence-based programs for people living with (or taking care of) someone with diabetes or chronic pain:
     – Living Well with Diabetes
     – Living Well with Chronic Pain

Natalie Nathan, MHS

Eat Well Be Well

How good nutrition impacts health and aging.

Mimi Cunningham, MA

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How good nutrition impacts health and aging.

Benefits of Palliative Care

The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. Join us to learn about this specialized type of medical care that focuses on providing patients of any age and at any stage of a serious illness with relief from pain, stress, and symptoms.

Dr. Jessica Evert, MD

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The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. Join us to learn about this specialized type of medical care that focuses on providing patients of any age and at any stage of a serious illness with relief from pain, stress, and symptoms.

Dr. Jessica Evert, MD

Medication Management

Medication management is an important part of the overall treatment plan for individuals who take multiple medications leading to better and more cost-effective care. Join us for a pane discussion to learn about tools and services to help you better manage your medication.

Dr. Louise Ye-Liew

Brightview Health
February 28, 2022

Kevin Crumley

Mountain Care Pharmacy
February 28, 2022

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Medication management is an important part of the overall treatment plan for individuals who take multiple medications leading to better and more cost-effective care. Join us for a pane discussion to learn about tools and services to help you better manage your medication.

Dr. Louise Ye-Liew

Brightview Health
February 28, 2022

Kevin Crumley

Mountain Care Pharmacy
February 28, 2022

Advances in the Prevention & Treatment of Dementia

Learn how to improve your cognitive functioning and prevent dementia. Let an expert in dementia show you how to take charge of your mind health to ensure a future in which you have the cognitive capacity to take care of your own needs and enjoy your life to the fullest.

Eric Collett

A Mind of All Seasons
February 16, 2022

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Learn how to improve your cognitive functioning and prevent dementia. Let an expert in dementia show you how to take charge of your mind health to ensure a future in which you have the cognitive capacity to take care of your own needs and enjoy your life to the fullest.

Eric Collett

A Mind of All Seasons
February 16, 2022

Mobile Medicine: Removing Barriers to Healthcare

This presentation provides information about the value and benefits of Medical Care in the home. It identifies barriers to healthcare and provides suggestions of things you can do to maintain good health. There is also a discussion of the importance of vaccination for COVID-19 , influenza…

Brad Bigford, NP

Table Rock Mobile Medicine
January 16, 2022 

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This presentation provides information about the value and benefits of Medical Care in the home. It identifies barriers to healthcare and provides suggestions of things you can do to maintain good health. There is also a discussion of the importance of vaccination for COVID-19 , influenza…

Fall Risk Prevention

Discover activities that reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

Laureen Quick

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Discover activities that reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

Laureen Quick

An Introduction to Hospice

Mike Briggs

Keystone Hospice
July 29, 2021

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Mike Briggs

Keystone Hospice
July 29, 2021

ABC's and D's of Medicare

Teresa McCully

Silver Key Benefits
July 13, 2021

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Teresa McCully

Silver Key Benefits
July 13, 2021

Medicare / Medicaid Coordinated Plans in Idaho

Kristen Tracy, LSW

Blue Cross of Idaho
July 13, 2021

Healthcare Advance Directives in Idaho

This video will provide you with a detailed understanding of the Healthcare Advance Directive forms for Idaho. This session will also provide guidance about how to talk with your family and friends about your healthcare preferences and choices.

Dee Childers

Julie Robinson

Seasons Care Management
April 15, 2021

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This video will provide you with a detailed understanding of the Healthcare Advance Directive forms for Idaho. This session will also provide guidance about how to talk with your family and friends about your healthcare preferences and choices.

Dee Childers

Julie Robinson

Seasons Care Management
April 15, 2021

Healthcare Advance Care Planning: An Introduction

This video will provide you with an overview of the Healthcare Advance Directives used in Idaho. 

Rick Bassett, MSN, RN

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This video will provide you with an overview of the Healthcare Advance Directives used in Idaho. 

Rick Bassett, MSN, RN

The Idaho POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment)

This video provides an overview and introduction of the Idaho POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment). This document falls under the umbrella of Advance Care Planning for Healthcare.

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This video provides an overview and introduction of the Idaho POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment). This document falls under the umbrella of Advance Care Planning for Healthcare.

Health Benefits of Chocoloate

Jessica Trowbridge

ComForCare Boise
February 16, 2021

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Jessica Trowbridge

ComForCare Boise
February 16, 2021

Vaccine Preventable Illness in Adults (with a focus on COVID-19)

Julie Madsen, MD, FACEP

Dispatch Health
January 16, 2021

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