Aloha to Aging, Inc. is very excited to announce we were one of the grant recipients for the Cobb Impact Grant from The Cobb Community Foundation. These monies will allow us to offer 2 insightful simulation programs that promote empathy for those assisting individuals with age related challenges from June through September:
“ASiST” Aging Sensitivity Simulation Training focuses on common age-related health challenges and how they affect the older population and what it is like to handle everyday tasks. These include neuropathy, hearing loss, vision loss, language impairment, mobility and balance.
Dementia 24/7 Simulation delivers insightful, impactful learning sessions to guide on the challenges of aging persons living with dementia, making one more empathetic to individuals facing this growing issue. The 5 experiences to help one better understand their issues are: Confusion and Frustration, Stigma and Isolation, Communication and Language, Memory Loss and Forgetfulness, and Dependency and Despair.
We will be opening this training up to county service professionals, lay persons, faith based leaders, Stephen Ministry teams, high school and college students and paid caregivers. This will be in addition to the family caregivers and volunteers that we currently serve.
As a supplementary component to the experience, we will be creating a reference card to guide individuals while they assist those with age related illnesses or dementia. The reference cards will assist 1000 individuals in our community.
Please share this opportunity with friends, neighbors, coworkers or anyone you think would benefit. We are setting up training now, so please call 770-722-7641 or email Jennifer@alohatoging.org for more information.