Are you worried about debilitating illness as you age?
Eight out of ten older adults–80%–suffer from at least one chronic illness. These illnesses include diabetes, hypertension, heart disease….and even dementia. The result is that 68% of older adults will require some kind of long-term care assistance.
Living the latter years of one’s life as patients of long-term care is a travesty! However, many have come to accept this as normal.
Do researchers know why so many are falling ill? They do know that inflammation is the cause of most chronic illness, which occurs as a result of something called insulin resistance. A person experiencing illness or emotional stress is at a greater risk for developing chronic physical health conditions than the general population because of the illness itself as well as potential consequences related to treatment of the illness.
PREVENT CHRONIC ILLNESS
There is scientific evidence that learning mindfulness and mindful eating/healthy lifestyle skills helps to successfully implement lifestyle changes that lead to weight control and improvement in chronic conditions.
The Conscious Wellness support group to assists participants to control their weight and permanently improve health markers that contribute to chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure or other cardiovascular conditions.
In each of our sessions, mindfulness, mindful eating and healthy lifestyle topics will be presented with the opportunity for discussion, questions, and answers. We will also have experiential activities related to mindfulness, mindful eating, or both at each session. Participants will receive personalized action plans. Participants will also receive a variety of resources and educational materials. A companion workbook is available for a minimal cost that helps to set goals and track progress.
What we do
PRESENTATIONS FOR OLDER ADULTS
These are two-hour learning opportunities for midlife and older adults to promote lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages on topics related to the eight dimensions of wellness held at various locations. Gatherings give participants a chance to connect with others and learn about community resources.
TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS
Assorted workshops guide participants through the meaning of positive aging in a supportive group format. Workshops provide the skills needed to confidently grow and build a life of meaning and purpose in a supportive community. The goal is to harvest the opportunities of aging while coping with the stresses.
PERSONAL CONSULTATIONS AND SUPPORT GROUPS
These are available for individual guidance, life planning, and heartfelt listening. Facilitated by a trained spiritual counselor that allows individual to discuss the challenges they are currently facing. One-on-one interactions and group formats allow for open sharing while receiving support to address these challenges. Group members learn from each but do not give advice.
Professionally facilitated communication can improve family relationships by facilitating interactions with compassion and empathy. Guided conversations emphasize proactive, non-judgmental and beneficial outcomes for everyone.
CORPORATE AND ORGANIZATIONAL TRAINING
Trainings to staff and those who work with older adults to assist in understanding the developmental needs of older adults. This understanding can help in program development to more effectively meet needs and improve communication.
This is an opportunity to get your name and business out in front of an older demographic. Sponsorship entitles you to join our resource list of preferred vendors.
What Drives Us
Founded in 2013, we bring research-based information from professionals in the community. We use this information to inform our understanding of the needs of older adults and design programming that brings the latest offerings in the field to older adults for inspiration, reflection, and social connection.
If you would like to RSVP for our programs, inquire about a program specifically for your organization or you would like more information, please contact:
Center for Conscious Aging