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Educational Resources

HBCOA Educational Resources

Educational Resources including videos, podcasts, articles, etc. are a great way to stay informed about senior health, wellness and other important topics.

How men adapt to being solo agers

3 steps men can take to stay connected, be prepared and fight loneliness

“Most of us are feeling lonelier and more isolated than we care to admit.”
“Waiting for others never, never, never works."

Take a read of this outstanding article by Jackson Rainer. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist practicing with CHRIS 180 Counseling Center DeKalb in Atlanta. (click here).

Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now

Planning ahead, and making changes gradually, can help older adults stay independent and in their homes longer.

“One of the ways to age gracefully is to learn to accept help and to be realistic about the help that you may need,” she said. If you don’t need help yet, you should “think hard about how well you’ll be able to accept help when you need it,” including from people  who you don’t know.

Take a read of this outstanding article by author Kara Gavin from Michigan Health, Michigan University (click here).

As adults, it's important to continue in the learning process! Read this interesting article that was sent by the Senior Affairs Commission, Healthy Aging Committee.

Did You Know? Importance of Learning 
Learning is essential to our existence. Just like food nourishes our bodies, information and continuous learning nourishes our minds and soothes our soul. Lifelong learning is an indispensable tool for every career and organization. It helps us with our personal growth and with the development of our critical thinking. It is only through education do we grow and learn to relate better to others especially those of different cultures and backgrounds. 

The famous Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus, said, “The only thing that is constant is change”. We experience change in our careers, our personal life, our community and within organizations. It is known that the most effective way to deal with change is lifelong learning. It makes us capable of understanding and handling things in a better way in life. Knowledge is no longer difficult to obtain as it is now readily available at our fingertips. 

Learning styles are different for people. Some learn best by listening, some have to observe every step, while others have to do it to learn it. The fact is that individuals need all three modalities to truly commit information to memory: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. 

Learning is a continuous process that encourages acquiring competencies, knowledge and skills to develop future opportunities. Encourage the habit of reading, building a network that encourages learning, asking questions, conducting investigations and research and exploring all other avenues of learning so that every day is a new day and you learn something new during your daily life. 

Curious minds are the best ones as they do not hesitate to explore different and challenging horizons. Show your intent, be sincere and ask for clarity. It is intellectual growth that helps us to observe the world through bright eyes, evaluate the things we are seeing, appraise on what we have learned and apply our learning into everyday life. 

Whatever your choice of learning: computers, reading, going back to take formal classes in school and just good conversations amongst our friends – just get engaged in the learning process. You will feel better about yourself and there are not many more things greater than the feeling of accomplishment which will certainly boost your self-confidence. 

Resources to consider: 




Sent by the Senior Affairs Commission, Healthy Aging Committee

Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN - Super Foods and the Brain

Teryn Clarke, MD Neurologist - Brain Health

Michael Cooley, DDS - Oral Health and the Brain

Cheryl Alvarez, PSY.D - Healthy Brain Aging: It is Not All in Your Head!

Teryn Clarke, M.D. - Immune Health


Stress Management - Presented by Dr. Susan Lee, MemorialCare Medical Group.

OC Sheriff's Department Avoiding Scams document

Scams, Schemes & Frauds Impacting Older Adults and How to Avoid Being a Victim
Protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.  Read through this presentation from Investigator Melanie Cooper from the OC Sheriff's Economic Crimes/Fraud Detail Department.  Click here to download a Power Point Presentation