September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance focused on the positive aspects of growing older. Adults, aged 45 and over, are encouraged to improve their overall well-being, including physical, mental, and social health, during this month. It's never too late to start healthy habits and gradually improve every aspect of your life.
Healthy Aging Month Events
Introduction to Medicare (September 3 at 10 a.m.)
Join us for "Introduction to Medicare," presented by HICAP Services of Northern California. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 years or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. Presentation topics will include:
- An overview of how Medicare works
- Medicare eligibility: Parts A, B, C and D
- Enrollment periods
- Coverage options to find the one that is most suitable for you
HICAP offers Medicare counseling and education on Medicare beneficiary and Medicare options.
Chair Yoga Series (Every Wednesday September 8 - 29 at 10 a.m.)
Join us for a 4-week chair yoga series, led by local yoga instructor, Kirsten Johnson. Yoga helps to lower stress, improve balance, and increase strength and flexibility. Standard yoga poses will be modified so they can be done while seated in a chair. All experience levels welcome.
About the instructor: Kirsten Johnson has been practicing yoga since 2012. She has certifications in Curvy Yoga, Yoga for All, Trauma Informed Yoga, and Kid's Yoga. She resides in Sacramento and currently teaches classes at RAW Yoga Studio, Good Elephant Sacramento, and for private clients and groups. Her passion is to empower and heal communities through yoga.
It is not required to attend all 4 sessions. You may come for all, some, or just one.
Living Well with Arthritis (September 10 at 10 a.m.)
Join us for "Living Well with Arthritis," presented by the Arthritis Foundation, a volunteer-led organization helping people with arthritis live better. In this presentation, learn what arthritis is, how to manage symptoms, and how to find a compassionate and caring community. There will be a question and answer portion at the end of the presentation for attendees.
Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body (September 17 at 10 a.m.)
Join us for "Healthy Living for your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research," presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Tips to Quit Smoking (September 24 at 10 a.m.)
Join us for "Tips to Quit Smoking," presented by the American Lung Association. It doesn't matter how old you are or how long you've been smoking, quitting smoking at any time improves your health. When you quit, you can add years to your life, breathe more easily, have more energy, and lower your risk for chronic health conditions. In this presentation, learn the negative side effects of smoking and secondhand smoke, tobacco basics, and resources from the American Lung Association to help you quit.
Brain Health Kits
Brain Health Kits contain items such as games, puzzles, conversation cards, and trivia books, designed to help exercise the brain, spur conversations, and foster engagement with others. These kits are a great resource for users of all ages who are interested in stimulating the brain and strengthening brain function.
Healthy Aging Month Book List