Stand-Alone Workshops

The COA has developed four new stand-alone workshops as part of the Smart Aging Program. These new workshops can be taken independently from the Core Program.  You do not need to have completed the 8-week Core Program series in order to participate.   

Taking Charge of Your Emergency Preparedness

Participants will consider the history of natural disasters, the risks for seniors, and how to prepare themselves for potential disasters including winter storms, heat waves, floods, power outages, pandemics and more.

Connecting at a Distance

Participants will explore new ways of staying connected or becoming connected, consider their thoughts on spending time alone, and helping others be more connected during times when connecting in person is not possible.


Exploring Online Banking and Shopping

Participants will explore their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods.

Understanding the Ingredients for Healthy Eating

Participants will learn about changing dietary needs and eating habits as we age, reflect on their own eating habits, needs and challenges, discuss heathy eating, and explore opportunities to expand their options.

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Nurturing Mental Wellness and Resiliency

Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness. Issues surrounding COVID will also be considered.

A woman in her 30s standing in front of a house with her elderly parents. Her father is standing in the middle between her and her mother, using a walker. The women are holding the senior man's arms. The are smiling and looking at the camera.

Aging in Place with Home Modifications

Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in considering whether they can or should stay in their current home and which home modifications might ease their lives now and allow them to stay in their homes longer.

Navigating In & Out of Hospital

Participants will determine how to prepare for, navigate through, and return home from both a planned and unplanned hospital admission. Discussion will include powers of attorney, reducing the risk of readmission, as well as recovery and convalescence.

Aging in Place with Services and Supports

Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

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