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Seniors

Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Lighten Up for the New Year: How to Create Healthier Meals”

PorterLogonewLearn how to lighten up your favorite recipes during Porter Health System’s Senior Circle program, “Lighten Up for the New Year: How to Create Healthier Meals.” The program will begin at 10 am, on Friday, Jan. 7, at Porter’s Education & Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.

During the presentation, Porter’s registered dietitian, Jill Kilhefner, RD, CD, will discuss how to modify some of your favorite recipes to reduce the fat and calories, while keeping all of the flavor and appeal.

Porter’s Senior Circle is part of a nationwide organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better. Annual membership offers a generous selection of valuable discounts, activities and events, a chapter newsletter, national publication subscription, in-hospital privileges and much more.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Personal Safety Tips”

Senior_Circle_Logo_porterLearn how to better protect yourself and increase awareness of your surroundings during Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program’s presentation, “Personal Safety Tips,” by Adam Depew, martial arts instructor and trainer. The program will be held from Noon to 1 pm, on Thursday, Dec. 9, at Banta’s Village Park Enrichment Center, 605 Beech St., Valparaiso.

Depew will present a lively discussion and demonstration on personal safety and offer seniors tips that they can incorporate into their daily lives. A blood pressure screening will immediately follow the presentation.

Porter’s Senior Circle is part of a nationwide organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better. Annual membership offers a generous selection of valuable discounts, activities and events, a chapter newsletter, national publication subscription, in-hospital privileges and much more.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Christmas Cookie Decorating”

Learn tips and techniques for creating beautifully decorated Christmas cookies during Porter Health System’s Senior Circle program, “Christmas Cookie Decorating.” The program will begin at 1 pm, on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Porter’s Education and Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

Porter’s Senior Circle is part of a nationwide organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better. Annual membership offers a generous selection of valuable discounts, activities and events, a chapter newsletter, national publication subscription, in-hospital privileges and much more.

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Senior Circle November 2010 Newsletter

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Seniors at Added Risk for Dehydration

"I feel shaky and nervous,” says 78-year old Carolyn to her daughter as they wait for Carolyn’s scheduled CT scan. Carolyn has been fasting since the evening before. Her daughter thinks her mother is only anxious about the test. Yet, when it’s time for Carolyn’s scan, the technician struggles to find a vein. Carolyn is dehydrated. “Dehydration can happen quickly in older adults and the effects can be dangerous,” said Omer Ansari, MD, a family physician with Westchester Medical Group in Chesterton.

Dehydration is more common in seniors and its effects can be more devastating,” said Ansari. In fact, a recent study found that 48 percent of older adults admitted in Emergency Departments had laboratory values indicating dehydration, according to a study cited in the American Journal of Nursing. Existing medical conditions, multiple medications, and a lack of care all add to the risk, said Ansari.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Aging Safely at Home”

Are you caring for a loved one in-home and worried about keeping them safe? If so, join Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program for an educational seminar entitled “Aging Safely at Home.” The program will begin at 11 am, on Monday, Nov. 22, at Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

During the presentation, participants will learn more about caring for a loved one with dementia in their home and how to effectively evaluate their environment to ensure total safety at home.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics”

Learn more about typical aging versus problematic memory changes at Porter Health System’s upcoming Senior Circle program, “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics.” The free presentation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Porter’s Education and Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. A soup and salad dinner will also be provided. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

The presentation will include the basic information everyone needs to know about memory loss issues. Descriptions of the various causes of dementia and an overview of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, including its causes, risk factors and information on obtaining a diagnosis will be discussed.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters”

To better understand the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program will present an educational seminar, entitled “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” The program will be held from Noon to 1 pm, on Thursday, Nov. 11, at Banta’s Village Park Enrichment Center, 605 Beech St., Valparaiso. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

This program will teach you what to do if someone you know has signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia while their families address the fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s.

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