Thank you for being a part of the Valley family! As a benefit of our GoldenCare program, our teams curate health and wellness content each year specifically with our GoldenCare members in mind. Content comes in both video and written format and topics include frequently asked questions about Medicare, tips for navigating senior living, age-friendly fitness, and more!


Thank you to our wonderful sponsor, Chateau at Valley Center, for helping us make this special edition possible. We're grateful for their continued partnership and shared passion for caring for our community like family. 


Enhancing Everyday Life: Adaptive Tools for Independent Living

Occupational therapy promotes wellness and independence in all areas of self-care, work, and leisure. One of the ways occupational therapists assist their patients is by helping them learn to use adaptive devices. In this video, Occupational Therapist Paul Levin, CHT, OTR/L, from Valley's Hand Therapy Clinic, Outpatient Therapy Services, showcases a variety of common adaptive devices. 

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Your Mind Matters: Mental Health & Wellness in the Retirement Years

Retirement isn't all about sandy beaches and sunsets – it can come with its own set of challenges. Research shows that retirement can lead to mobility challenges, illness, and a decline in mental health. The good news is, there are things you can do to help! Dani Dutro, LMHC, explores how maintaining social connections, staying active, and finding purpose in retirement are key to well-being and maintaining a fulfilling and mentally healthy life in this DocTalk video.

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Make Your Wishes Known: Advance Care Planning

In this video, Priyanka outlines what an advance care plan is, why you need one, how to get started, and what to do with the documents once they're complete.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare

In this video, Paul walks you through how to sign-up for Medicare, and breaks down some of the most common questions he gets asked. 

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Age-Friendly Fitness: How to Boost Your Health with Exercise and Why it Matters

In this video, Matthew highlights why exercise is important, how to ensure safety when exercising, what type of exercise is best, how to manage aches and pains, how long to exercise for, where to start, and how to set goals and track your progress.

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Navigating MyChart: Managing Your Health Information Online

In this video, Kawai breaks down the basics of how to use MyChart to manage your health information on-line, including how to create an account and login, how to send a message to your care team, how to view, schedule, and check-in for appointments, how to check your test results, how to pay your bill, how to request a medication refill, how to request proxy access.

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Understanding Wellness Visits for Medicare Patients

In this video, Naomi discusses the purpose of a wellness visit, what's included, where to go, and provides recommendations on how patients can best prepare and make the most out of their annual wellness visit. 

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Preventing Falls & What to Do If You Have a Fall

In this video, Dr. Ali discusses why we're concerned about falls, what conditions might make a patient more likely to have a fall, how your provider assess your risk for falling, how to prevent falls, and what to do if you have a fall.

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