The Healthy Aging Program (HAP) is a weekly socialization program that provides services including; (a) a nutritious Afghan meal, (b) health education e.g., nutrition, hearth disease, breast cancer prevention, (c) medication review and education, (d) preventive health care, e.g., flu vaccines and health screens, e.g., blood pressure check, (d) exercise and ESL (e) social outings and (f) special cultural events and recognitions, e.g., EID celebrations, annual Mother’s Day celebration .
HAP provides essential resources that allow the seniors to become brave in their decision-making and can lead a life of independence.
HAP also offers extended evidence-based groups beyond weekly health education presentations. To-date the evidence-based groups have focused on diabetes management and a chronic pain self-management course that teaches participants how to effectively manage their chronic diseases. These groups have been done in partnership with the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Diabetes Unit and the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
Beyond the health and wellness services listed above, HAP provides an opportunity for the seniors to socialize with their peers and assists in addressing their PTSD and depression. The seniors gather to share experiences and discuss daily news in the U.S., Afghanistan and their local community.
Afghan Elderly Association
Address: 3300 Capitol Ave bldg B.
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510.574.2059 or 510.574.2075
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