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Living Well - Chronic Disease Self Management Program

Living Well - Chronic Disease Self Management Program

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic diseases themselves.

Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and, 6) how to evaluate new treatments.

SPEED DATING FOR SENIORS!!!!

Are you a senior living in South Fulton?

Are you looking for a fun date?

Want someone to share your holiday with?

Enjoy an afternoon of mixing and mingling at the East Point Library, 2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344 this Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 2:30-3:30. For questions or to reserve your space  contact Leslie Bridges, Program Coordinator for the East Point NORC at 404.762.2094.

SPARC Is Coming To East Point!

East Point NORC Calendar

The East Point NORC invites you to come out and enjoy FREE activites, events, seminars,and workshops for seniors.

Naturally Occurring Retirment Communities (NORC's) are housing developments or neighborhoods, which over time have evolved into communities with a significant proportion of households headed by seniors. Researchers have identified more than 5,000 NORC communities throughout the country.

 

        East Point has been designated as a NORC because of the dense population of seniors over the age of 60 living in their homes for more than 30 years. The East Point NORC is currently bridging new and existing community services through partnerships between community organizations, businesses, philanthropies, government agencies and residents to assist older people as they age in place. 

SPARC Atlanta in East Point

Atlanta Board of Education Approves the Knowledge is Power Program and its New Charter School

Atlanta, GA-- KIPP,which stands for Knowledge is Power Program will be opening its fifth public charter school in Atlanta in 2011.  Although it is Kipp's fifth school, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate will be its first high school among its repertoire of middle schools.

All of our readers have probably seen KIPP Strive that was opened in the West End in 2009, and continues to grow 1 grade level every year.