Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Recap: Health Promoter Senior Health 101 Training

On February 23, AAHI hosted another bi-monthly Health Promoter Training focusing on senior health. We were fortunate to have Dr. Erin K. Smith from Aging and Disability Services, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, as the speaker for the training. Health Coaches from the Wellness and Independence for Seniors at Home (WISH) program also joined us for the training.

Did you know that by 2040, the older population in Montgomery County is projected to grow more than double? It is important for the Health Promoters to learn about the emerging older Asian American demographics and health disparities related to aging, which allows us to better understand healthy aging and ways to think about aging more positively.

Our Health Promoters thoroughly enjoyed the training and the interactive activity. We would like to thank Erin for coming during her busy schedule and giving us such a great training!

If you have missed the training, you can click on this link to access the presentation http://aahiinfo.org/phpages/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Gerontology-101_Final.pdf

Click on the picture below to see more pictures from the evening!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Activities Recap: Mental Health First Aid Training and CCACC Lunar New Year Festival

AAHI hopes that you are staying warm in this windy weather! Even though the weather may be cold, AAHI has been out and about connecting with our community members.

On February 4, AAHI hosted our third Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training with members from the Chinese Bible Church of Maryland (CBCM) and Gaithersburg Chinese Alliance Church (GCAC). Mental Health First Aid is a national curriculum-based certification training that teaches on how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis. In total, there were over 30 attendees who became certified in Mental Health First Aid.

AAHI would like to thank the EveryMind for providing the facilitator and training. We would also like to thank CBCM for providing the venue for the training. Last but not least, AAHI would like to thank all CBCM and GCAC members for coming and we greatly appreciate your enthusiasm throughout the training!

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On February 5, AAHI attended the Lunar New Year Festival at Lakeforest Mall hosted by the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center. Our health promoters were able to provide outreach and education on topics such as hepatitis B, blood pressure, diabetes, and mental health. Many community members stopped by our Resource Information Table and we were able to have in depth conversations with them regarding their health. Thank you for having us, CCACC!

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