AGING GRACEFULLY IN LOS ANGELES

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The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and the City of Los Angeles work to enhance the well-being of all residents and generations.

Through the Area Agency on Aging and the Adult Protective Services Divisions, life-enhancing services to older adults and provided. In addition investigations on abuse claims against our older adult and disabled population are conducted. This workshop will provide an overview of the many programs and services available to YOU. These programs and services aim to promote health, dignity, and well-being of Los Angeles residents, enhancing quality of life and aging in place. All services are available regardless of income.

BECOMING AN ADVOCATE

In potentially challenging times, the importance of advocacy – particularly self-advocacy cannot be over-emphasized. Ever wonder how you can start to be an advocate, or feel ignored and have your needs go unmet but not know what to do about it?

This workshop session is intended to introduce advocacy for beginners and will include personal stories of how people became advocates. It also will highlight different ways you can take action and become an advocate, both in your everyday life and as part of a more organized system and help you realize that advocacy is something everyone can do.

FAMILY CAREGIVER'S SPEAK UP!

Family Caregivers Speak Up (and Out) – the session will focus on the important role that family members play when someone they care about is experiencing cognitive decline or has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, as well as the critical importance of self-care for family caregivers. In addition, this session addresses how family caregivers can advocate on behalf of their family member, themselves, and the cause. Come find your voice!!

KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS:
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM ELDER ABUSE AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION

Elder abuse is widespread and growing. Often it is perpetrated by family members or caregivers. Through this presentation you will learn to identify common forms of elder abuse, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse. You will also learn the legal tools available to stop elder abuse, where to get help, and how to protect yourself and loved ones from becoming victims.

THE GOLDEN GAY YEARS

In this workshop, you will learn about the joys and challenges of aging in the LGBTQ community. We will cover topics such as: the stigma of aging within the community, how to stay mentally and physically healthy, and how the laws and regulations regarding LGBT equal rights have changed for the better. You will also receive a listing of the services and activities the Los Angeles LGBT Center provides, and how those can be beneficial to living a productive, active, and social life.

ON THE MOVE RIDERS CLUB

Going Metro is the smart choice for shopping, running errands and seeing the sights. It’s convenient, safe and a real money saver for older adults.

Learn the basics of how to access fixed route public transportation; from planning, paying your fare, and boarding

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