Chair: Patty Mouton
VP of Outreach and Advocacy
Alzheimer’s Orange County

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Goal: Reinstitute the Friendly Visitor Program Coalition to support capacity building and increased information-sharing among the existing service programs, resulting in better services to isolated/homebound adults.

Participating Organizations: Alzheimer’s Association – Orange County Chapter, Alzheimer’s Orange County, CalOptima, City of Costa Mesa, City of Fountain Valley, City of Westminster, Council on Aging – Southern California, Laguna Woods Village, OC Office on Aging, Project LIFE, SeniorServ, St. Jude Medical Center

OCSPA Social Engagement 18-Month Goals: July 2017 – December 2018

Quarterly Updates

Quarter 1
January 1-March 31 2019

  • The subcommittee held their quarterly Heart to Heart Friendly Visitation Council meeting on February 15.  45 members were in attendance. Speakers were invited to talk about continuum of care, adult day health care, the role of an ombudsman, and sacred encounters. 
  • They’re currently planning for their next quarterly Visitation Council meeting scheduled for Mid-May.
  • 22 organization members part of the Friendly Visitation Council

Quarter 2
April 1-June 30 2019

  • The subcommittee held their quarterly Heart to Heart Friendly Visitation Council meeting in May and screened “End Game”.  Topic was about end of life care and dying well. Many members in attendance are interested in hosting “End Game” screening at their locations.  
  • They’re currently planning for their next quarterly Visitation Council meeting scheduled for mid-September and the topic is on social isolation during the holidays
  • 22 organization members part of the Friendly Visitation Council

Quarter 3
July – September 30, 2019

  • On September 13th, the OCSPA Social Engagement subcommittee will be holding their quarterly Friendly Visitation Council meeting at Council on Aging Southern California. This meeting’s theme is “It Takes a Village” and will provide speakers on how one can optimize aging in place. These quarterly meetings are for those that have community and ministry based visitation programs but are also open to those interested in starting a visitation program.
  • The subcommittee is currently in the early stages of planning for their Heart to Heart Conference planned for early summer 2020.

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