Health Notes: Your One-Stop Source for Local Health Events and Information
As a resident of Citrus County, you may have heard about various health-related events taking place in your community. But with so much information available, it can be difficult to narrow down which events are worth attending. That’s where Health Notes comes in. This article will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the latest health events in your community, as well as tips on how to take advantage of them.
Community Emergency Response Team: Learn How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Neighborhood
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a free training program open to all Citrus County residents. The training is designed to help you and your community respond effectively to emergencies, both natural and man-made. By attending this program, you can learn basic medical techniques, search and rescue tactics, and fire suppression skills, among others. The program spans three Saturdays: June 10, 17, and 24, and will be held at the Lecanto Emergency Operations Center.
“A Matter of Balance” Workshop: Managing Falls and Increasing Activity Levels
According to recent studies, many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities as a result. To counteract these fears, the West Citrus Community Center is hosting a free four-week workshop aimed at teaching participants practical strategies for managing falls. The workshop also emphasizes increasing activity levels, making changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercising to increase strength and balance. Anyone who is concerned about falls, has fallen in the past, or has restricted activities because of falling concerns is encouraged to attend.
ABC of Dementia Workshops: Learning More About This Common Condition
Coping with Dementia and the Citrus County Library System have partnered to offer several free ABC of Dementia workshops throughout the year at various locations across the county. These workshops span two hours and include informative talks on different aspects of dementia, such as recognizing early signs and symptoms, understanding how the condition progresses over time, and managing the emotional and mental stress that it can cause. While attendance is free, reservations are encouraged.
Other Health Events in Citrus County
Aside from these three main events, there are numerous other health-related workshops and seminars taking place in Citrus County throughout the year, including mental health first aid classes, stroke seminars, and HPH Hospice’s volunteering opportunities. If any of these programs appeal to you, it’s worth signing up for them in advance, as many of these events have limited seating.
Did you know that according to a 2017 study, about 30% of adults over the age of 65 experience a fall each year, and 20% of those falls result in serious injury, such as head trauma or broken bones? By learning proper fall prevention techniques, you can reduce your risk of falling. Additionally, volunteering has been shown to have multiple health benefits, including reducing stress, increasing social connections, and boosting one’s overall sense of well-being.
Citrus County is home to a wide range of health-related events and activities, ranging from emergency response training to dementia workshops. By staying informed and taking advantage of these opportunities, you can learn important health skills, meet new people, and improve your overall well-being.
We hope that this overview of the latest health events in Citrus County has helped you identify several programs that interest you. Remember, by staying informed and taking advantage of these opportunities, you can learn new skills, reduce your risk of health issues, and make important connections in your community.