Quality Health Foundation of Easton recently awarded Chesapeake College a $15,000 grant to support the development and implementation of a year-long “Navigating Your Health” workshop series targeted toward the aging population and their caregivers in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties.
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The series will use the resources and technology available at Chesapeake College’s Health Professions and Athletics Center, and experts in the healthcare field to empower the aging population and their caregivers as informed healthcare consumers.
Chesapeake’s Director of Simulation for Nursing and Allied Health Crystel Farina is coordinating the multi-county effort, based on the model created by the Talbot County Commission on Aging.
The Talbot County Commission on Aging, in partnership with Chesapeake, is offering the Plan Well, Live Well speaker series this fall featuring topics of interest to senior citizens and their families.
“Paying for Care Including Insurance” will be held on Sept. 13 at 5:30 pm in the Talbot County Community Center, and on Sept. 15 at 2 pm at St. Pauls’ Evangelical Lutheran Church.
In October, “Talbot Village Connections” will be on Oct. 18 at 5:30 pm at the Talbot County Community Center and Oct. 20 at 2 pm at Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels.
“The goal is to educate the community and to show aging citizens and their caregivers that they are not allow,” Ms. Farina said. “Quality health care is at the top of everyone’s priority list and it is a major concern for seniors. We want them to see there are resources available that will help them be better advocates for themselves.
Ms. Farina said the grant will allow organizers to expand the Talbot efforts to the rest of the Mid-Shore.
“For us here at the college, this is a chance to expand our efforts beyond our students into the community as a whole,” Ms. Farina said. As the program expands, Chesapeake College health professions instructors will be involved in events through the Mid-Shore.
For information about QHF, please go to http://www.qualityhealthfoundation.org/index.html