Suicide Prevention Awareness

 September 10th is is World Suicide Prevention day and September 6-12 is Suicide Prevention Awareness week. Raise awareness and support those who have been impacted by suicide by having conversations about mental health. Content on mental health and suicide awareness can be found with a keyword search for “suicide” or “mental health” in Vela and in the Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior category in Vela Learn linked below:

 

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

 

Additional resources are available on the National Suicide Prevention website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

For resource suggestions and requests, email velalearn@seniorlink.com.

Healthy Aging Month

 

September is Healthy Aging month. Encourage caregivers and care recipients to stay healthy as they age. Daily walks and a balanced diet are great ways to start making improvements in overall health! Learn more and share content about healthy aging by reviewing the “Diet and Nutrition” and “Exercise and Fitness” categories in Vela and the “Nutrition” category in Vela Learn linked below.

 

Nutrition

 

For resource suggestions and requests, email velalearn@seniorlink.com.

Fall Prevention Awareness

Tuesday, September 22 is Falls Prevention Day, and September 21-25 is Falls Prevention Week! Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits. Learn more and share content about fall prevention by reviewing the “Fall Risk and Prevention” category in Vela and the “Falls” category in Vela Learn linked below.

 

Falls

 

For resource suggestions and requests, email velalearn@seniorlink.com.

World Alzheimer's Awareness

 

 September is World Alzheimer's Awareness month. More than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. More content can be found by reviewing the "Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease" category linked below and by a keyword search of "Alzheimer's" or "dementia" in Vela Learn and Vela.

Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

 

 Quiz yourself! Measure your Alzheimer's Awareness by taking the Alzheimer's Awareness Survey below. 

Alzheimer's Awareness Survey

 

For resource suggestions and requests, email velalearn@seniorlink.com.

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