A.W.A.R.E. (As We Age Resources Exist)

Structure

  • Monthly meetings, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Conference Center
  • Guest speaker from a local resource
  • Open discussion in a relaxed setting

Goals

  • To provide a faith based environment to explore relevant issues facing mature men and women in today’s busy world.
  • Encourage friendship building and support among men and women sharing similar life experiences during discussion sessions.
  • Facilitate personal development and connect specific needs through the network of St. Stephen Parish Ministries and Outreach programs as well as community resources.

Past Topics

  • Relationships / Communications
  • Healthy eating, healthy living
  • Legal issues as we age – Elder Law Attorney – Estate Planning, Wills, Power of Attorney, etc
  • Senior Living Options
  • “Technology Talk” – staying connected with friends and family in today’s digital world
  • Medications – How Much Do You Know? – Guest Panel, Nurse, Pharmacist, Nutritionist
  • “Medicare 101” Presentation by a Guest Speaker from FL Dept of Elder Affairs – SHINE
  • “Staying Connected – Staying Safe” – Winter Springs Police Dept – information about Home Security, Identity Protection, Community Programs
  • How and when to “down size”
  • Senior Solutions – Speaker from One Senior Place
  • Disaster Preparedness – Seminole County Emergency Manager