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HEALTH LITERACY

There are so many factors that go into living a healthy life. Knowing how to talk about your health is one of them.

HEALTH LITERACY

There are so many factors that go into living a healthy life. Knowing how to talk about your health is one of them.

Impact Area: Health Literacy

Health Literacy affects an individual’s healthcare experience on many levels—at the doctor’s office, at the pharmacy, with insurers, and even in discussing health matters with loved ones. Health literacy is key to working through the healthcare system – understanding instructions from medical professionals, self-care, and the ability to manage disease. Lower health literacy skills lead to increased chronic conditions and hospitalizations, underutilization of preventative care and overall poor health. Clients and patients will often hide their lack of understanding due to the stigmas of low health literacy, contributing to poor health outcomes.

Service Work Opportunity:

Boomers Leading Change volunteers serve at a variety of host sites throughout the Denver Metro region including the Spring Institute, a non-profit serving immigrants and refugees. Our volunteers provide health literacy training and education including diabetes prevention and management, depression and stress management, oral health, and nutrition to underserved populations, especially refugee elders and their families.

WE ARE ON A MISSION


TO MOBILIZE ADULTS 50+ FOR SOCIAL GOOD


TO CONNECT YOU TO YOUR PEERS, OTHER GENERATIONS AND THE COMMUNITY


TO EMPOWER YOUR WITH THE TOOLS, RESOURCES, AND TRAINING TO CREATE ENORMOUS IMPACT


TO HARNESS YOUR EXPERIENCE AND PUT IT TO WORK HELPING OTHERS LIVE THEIR HEALTHIEST LIVES


TO ENRICH YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF OTHERS


TO CHANGE THE WAY THE WORLD SEES AGING. TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF



SERVE  •  LEARN  •  CONNECT