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COST: [Free]
Organizer: Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara is hosting an insightful and engaging event dedicated to fostering healthy aging in the community. The Gift of Healthy Aging event takes place on September 14, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Main Library’s Faulkner Gallery.

Speakers will present on the following topics filled with valuable insights and practical tips for individuals and families seeking to enhance their quality of life as they age.

Encouraging Active Rewarding Lives: Megan Young, LMFT, Senior Services Case Manager at FSA will present the innovative “Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives,” offering participants a fresh perspective on how to develop the skills needed for self-sufficiency and more active lives.

Tips to Gracefully Age in Place: Learn about effective strategies and lifestyle adjustments that can enable you to age comfortably and safely in the comfort of your own home. FSA’s Senior and Caregiver Program Manager DeAnn Rosenberry, LMFT, will provide valuable insights into creating a supportive environment that promotes independence and well-being.

Advance Care Directives: Jeanne West, RN, MHA will help participants understand the importance of planning for your healthcare preferences and decisions in advance. Learn how to create advanced care directives that align with your values and ensure your wishes are respected even if you’re unable to communicate them yourself.

Support for Family Caregivers: Phylene Wiggins, former Santa Barbara Foundation Community Program Director and founder of the Caregiving Initiative  will discuss the latest updates and resources available for family caregivers.

For more information and to reserve your spot at this free event, please contact Yvonne Leal at 805-965-1001 ext. 1223 or email yleal@fsacares.org. Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended.

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