“Healthier Living” Chronic Disease Self-Management Program 805-388-1952, ext. 100
Do you have a chronic health condition or care for someone who does? The award-winning Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is based on research
conducted at Stanford University. Take the first step to manage ongoing health conditions
with easy methods to reduce fatigue, anxiety and sleep loss.
VIRTUAL ONLY: Session Zero scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-noon.
Tuesdays, Aug. 16-Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-noon.; 6-week series. Please call to register or register online. No charge.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program 805-388-1952, ext. 100
This six-week series is designed to teach practical skills for managing chronic pain, moderating symptoms and staying motivated to overcome the challenges of living with ongoing health conditions. This program is for adults living with chronic pain due to illness or accident.
VIRTUAL ONLY: Session Zero scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 3-4 p.m.
Thursdays, Aug. 4-Sept. 8 3-4 p.m.; 6-week series. Please call to register or register online. No charge.
Diabetes Self-Management Program 805-388-1952, ext. 100
An award-winning series based on research conducted at Stanford University is designed for anyone with Type 2 diabetes. Learn methods to reduce fatigue, pain, stress and fear through exercise and healthy eating, and to effectively manage the disease to improve quality and outlook on life..
VIRTUAL ONLY: Session Zero scheduled for: Tuesday, July 29, 2-3 p.m.
Fridays, Aug. 5-Sept. 9, 2-3 p.m.; 6-week series. Please call to register or register online. No charge.
Dealing With Dementia 805-388-1952, ext 100
The Dealing with Dementia Program was developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute as an evidence-informed educational support program for caregivers of people living with dementia. This 4-hour workshop highlights topics such as the caregiving experience with an easily understandable explanation of dementia, best practices in caregiving, and problem solving with dementia behaviors. Learn tips for caregivers to find time for self-care and stress management. Completed workshop participants will receive a comprehensive manual for dementia caregivers. Spanish and English available. In person
and virtual dates are offered.
Two-part class. You must attend both sessions to complete it.
Monday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon. AND Monday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-noon
Please call to register or register online. $25 (cost of materials).
Dementia Live 805-388-1952, ext 100
Dementia Live is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. Participants are outfitted in specialized gear and given a series of tasks to perform. The challenges and struggles one faces become very real to the participant, triggering heightened empathy and understanding, creating a catalyst for meaningful communication and improving quality of care.
Friday, May 20, between 9 a.m. and noon. (1-hour long)
Friday, Aug. 5, between 9 a.m. and noon (1-hour long)
Please call to register or register online. No charge.
Depression and Caregiver Burden Screening 805-388-1952, ext. 100
It is well-documented that long-term, unrelieved caregiving duties, especially when caring for loved ones with dementia, can have negative impacts on the health, personal, social and/or financial well-being of the caregiver. Depression and a sense a well-being become significant factors to evaluate.
The Caregiver Center utilizes the Zarit Burden Interview to assess a caregiver's perception of "burden" to see if those areas are being affected, with a focus on depression, mental health, negative affect, social support, stress and coping (American Psychological Association), as well as the PHQ-9 Depression Screening tool.
The PHq-9 is a "multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression" (National Institute of Health), and utilizes a brief self-report tool. The tool rates the frequency of symptoms which factors in the scoring severity index.
Camarillo Health Care District's use and/or results of the PHQ-9 is not a diagnosis. It is outside of the District's scope to diagnose. Self-reported answers indicate scores that can be measured against the categories listed on the tool, with further desription. It's imperative that you consult your physician for symptoms of depression.
IN-PERSON: Friday, Aug. 3, between 2 and 4 p.m. Please call for appointment; no charge. Screenings take about 30 minutes.
UCLA Memory Training (805) 388-1952, ext. 100
Techniques taught in this course are based on research at UCLA and focus on organization,
association and imagery to make information easier to recall.
Wednesdays, June 15-July 6, 2-4 p.m.; 4-week series; $40/$44 material cost; call to register or register online.
Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 6, 10:30-12:30 a.m.; 4-week series; $40/$44 material cost; call to register or register online.
Dental Screenings Dr. Eric Tamsut, DMD 805-388-1952, ext. 168
Good oral health is related to good overall health. Regular dental screenings can help
recognize issues and provide opportunity for proactive and preventive care. During your
15-minute screening, Dr. Eric will visually examine your teeth, mouth and gums, and
answer your dental questions.
Fourth Tuesday of each month; noon-2 p.m. Please call to register or register online. No charge.
Nutrition Counseling One-on-One Appointments 805-388-1952, ext. 100
Meet with Patti Jaeger, registered dietitian from Area Agency on Aging, to discuss your
specific health topic. Topics include controlling blood pressure, lowering cholesterol,
enhancing bone health and eating healthy on a budget. Participants must be 60 or older.
Second Tuesday of each month 1-4 p.m. Please call to register or register online.
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