This spring, the Southborough Senior Center had planned to hold a session for seniors on Health and Wellness. Since that couldn’t take place, the Center’s Clinic Nurse asked if I could share an informational video produced by the presenter.
Southborough’s Kristina Alexopoulos, RN explains:
The seniors will find simple recommendations related to physical exercise and mood improvement. They will receive tools that can potentially lower risk of many diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes type 2, breast and colon cancer, falls, depression. Just by simply following dietary recommendations and exercising 20-30 minutes daily as tolerable they can achieve those goals. It’s never too late to start!
You can watch the video above, or click here to view it on YouTube.
Alexopoulos is in Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Southern New Hampshire University. The presentation at the Senior Center was part of a project for her course on Community and Population Health. She was tasked with reviewing available data and demographics for their local area, choosing a vulnerable population to assess, diagnose their need, then plan, implement, and evaluate a health education activity as a response to the need. Given her current job in for a home health care agency for seniors, focusing on healthy choices for the elderly population was a natural fit.
Unfortunately, the pandemic meant an in-person presentation isn’t feasible. She is now trying to reach the senior community virtually.