Family Support Programs
F@H Care Partners Support Group
A weekly support group for people in caring roles. “The care partner concept redefines people’s roles and responsibilities. It acknowledges that opportunities to give and receive are abundant and experienced by everyone involved in the care relationship. The term “care partner” evens the playing field, as it is often easy to get trapped in the traditional, one-dimensional, caregiver to care receiver relationship. Care partners work together toward mutual objectives and benefits. Care partners help each other be their best.” The Eden Alternative dictionary
One Day @ a Time: Taking care of yourself while caring for others
Topics covered include:
- Communication dilemmas – Making Others Understand
- Story-telling – Entertaining Ways to Ask for Help
- Spirituality of Caregiving – Finding the Smile
Each session is a stand-alone workshop and will include Tips and Tools handouts.
Boost Your Brain & Memory Program
Folks at Home, in partnership with Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and the National Village to Village Network, is offering members and volunteers the opportunity to participate in the Boost Your Brain & Memory Program! This program consists of eight, one hour sessions that include evidence-based memory strategy activities, a short video, discussion and goal setting. Each week a new topic on brain health is introduced. Subjects covered include healthy eating, physical activity, social engagement, stress alleviation, mindfulness and memory strategy activities.
If you are interested in participating, click here
Tai Chi for Health & Fall Prevention
For beginners, this is a 12-lesson, 12-week series of classes that consist of slow movements, gentle postures and relaxed minds and bodies. Perfect for all ages and levels, this class consists of standing and moving postures. We also sponsor a weekly ongoing opportunity to play Tai Chi for those who have completed both the Tai Chi for Arthritis Program and Tai Chi for Arthritis 2. New lessons include Taiji Qigong Shibashi in addition to increasing the depth of the known Tai Chi movements.
Social Engagement Programs
Telephone Reassurance Program
Just Checking In Telephone Reassurance Program provides a periodic or daily phone call to members who request this service.Volunteers make the calls to just check in on members and provide the reassurance that someone is checking in on them. This is not an emergency response or crisis management service, but a friendly, neighbor-to-neighbor phone call. In case of failed contact, the JCI Program protocol is followed to phone the client’s designated person or local public safety office.
TeleVisit, a program that lets community members connect, socialize, and participate and engage in stimulating conversations all from the comfort of their home. Just like a lively lecture and discussion on campus, TeleVisit uses an electronic tablet located in a member’s home to show a short lecture or program. After the program, members are invited to discuss, ask questions, and give their insight via a conference call that will be set up by Folks at Home.
Making a Mountain of Good!
We have a unique program named The South Cumberland Plateau Timebank. The vision of our Timebank is to promote cohesive communities across the South Cumberland Plateau. A service exchange or time bank is a network of individual, organizational and business ‘members’ that provide services, track and bank their hours and then spend those hours to get their own needs met. A service exchange is NOT a barter network, since nothing is ‘exchanged’. One ‘member’ provides a friendly, neighborly favor to another and records the time they spent doing so. Visit South Cumberland Plateau Timebank for more information and to join our local timebank.
Watch this short video to learn more about Timebanking.