Dementia support group to feature sessions on yoga, nutrition, and healthy eating
This month, older adults, persons with dementia, and their family caregivers can avail of several virtual training opportunities with local experts on yoga, nutrition, and healthy eating.
Lissa Sablan-Flores, a certified yoga teacher with more than 15 years of experience, will offer four virtual yoga sessions this month: “Chair Yoga for Older Adults and Persons with Dementia” on July 13 and 16 and “Yoga for Caregivers” on July 20 and 23.
Rosae Shandor, a registered dietician-nutritionist who oversees the Health Smart program Pay-Less Markets Inc., will offer a virtual presentation on “Nutrition and Healthy Eating for Older Adults and Persons with Dementia” on July 27 and July 29.
Sablan-Flores and Shandor will be available after their presentations to answer questions from the group participants.
The presentations are part of the ongoing online support groups for family caregivers of persons with dementia being conducted by the Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program of the University of Guam School of Health.
“Chair Yoga for Older Adults and Persons with Dementia” with Lissa Sablan-Flores
“Yoga for Caregivers” with Lissa Sablan-Flores
“Nutrition and Health Eating for Older Adults and Persons with Dementia” with Rosae Shandor
The GWEP dementia support group sessions are held remotely on Zoom every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning year-round. The sessions are free of charge to partners, family members, and other caregivers of persons with dementia who have ties to Guam and the Micronesian region.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $885,592 with zero percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government. Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program Award #: 6 U1QHP33078-03-02.