An invitation to learn more through our videos, podcast+
You've probably heard the adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Well, what about a moving picture? Is a video worth a million words?
We hope so.
In addition to delivering our services, programs and classes, we have been busy making videos so you can become more familiar with what we offer. A couple months ago, we added a YouTube channel and we've since created a half-dozen videos highlighting our Tai Chi for Arthritis and Bingocize classes, as well as our Senior Nutrition Program's Home-Delivered Meals, Care-A-Van Transportation services and more. Those videos are also shared on our website, where we will continue to add to our collection.
If you haven't visited our website lately, it's chock-full of information about our services, programs and classes. In fact, it's where you'll find our latest offerings and updates, like when we add classes — before our quarterly magazine, Healthy Attitudes, hits mailboxes. For instance, we just added a new "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" class. It's virtual and starts with a Session Zero on Aug. 23 to get you familiar with the online classroom. The six-week series runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 30-Oct. 4.
Also, this summer's new "TikTok for Beginners" and "Digital Scrapbooking" classes have been so popular that there have been waiting lists. So, we added two more offerings in the fall. There are still four seats available for "TikTok for Beginners." And, as you can see from this TikTok video, the class is pretty fun.
We invite you to follow our TikTok channel, where you'll see short, fun videos about us, from our resource library, meal delivery program, various classes and transportation services to lighter videos, like a seagull trying to enter our facilities and a visit from Dianne, the dog.
Tune in to our podcast
If you're in the mood for a short, true, first-person story about a health or caregiver journey, or other tales about life, learning and love, please listen to our podcast, "Stories from the Heart." We will be adding two new recordings this week. Christine Jeston of Oxnard is sharing her personal story, "The Reluctant Caregiver," and Johanna Fredrics of Camarillo takes us on her journey as caregiver to her mother, and the peace she found after getting her own diagnosis and finding a path forward.
The idea behind this project is to create community connection and build empathy around our experiences. While listeners may not share your exact experience, they may see themselves reflected in your story, through similarities or same lesson/different life.
Consider sharing your personal story. Just fill out our form and our storytelling coach will be touch. In addition to featuring the podcast on our website, you can listen to it on your phone using the app and streaming service SoundCloud.
More about us
If you are a senior or know of a senior who is alone and feeling isolated or depressed, or recently moved to the area and has no connection to family and friends, at risk of losing indepedence or was recently discharged from a hospital setting or other health setting, we have a Senior Support Line that offers friendly conversation with a person who cares. The service is offered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Following the first call, weekly check-ins can be scheduled. So, if you're looking to make a new friend, please call 1-800-235-9980. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you want to make new friends plus get exercise, our walking group is another great outlet. Everyone meets outside our main doors at 3639 E. Las Posas Road, Building E,Suite 117, at 9 a.m. and takes an hourlong, two-mile walk together around the community. Learn more here.
Our SHARE program is made for people experiencing early- to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers. A trained health coach engages in discussions about symptoms, communication and healthy activities, while helping clients plan for the future, keeping the client's own values and preferences in mind for their life as the disease progresses.
Visit us at camhealth.com to learn more about our Adult Day Center, Caregiver Center, dementia specialty services, care consultations, Senior Nutrition Program, transportation services, and general wellness classes and advocacy services, such as free nutrition counseling, elder legal services, financial planning, and the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program.
We look forward to serving you.
Click on the above image to play video from our presentation to the Camarillo Amber's Light Lions Club.