Which leads me to my new volunteer activity. I am going to be a senior mentor for a first year medical student (other students involved are studying nursing, physical therapy, etc.). We have topics to cover but the whole point is for these doctors in training to get some perspective on how to more effectively treat older patients. Most of my input will be about my Mom's experiences and ours as her support system I imagine. It should be interesting. We are in catch up mode as her original mentor withdrew from the program.The topics to cover are:
- Personal History/Background
- Daily Diary
- Health Systems-Medicare, Social Security, Aging Economics
- Function and Relation to Health
- Bucket List
- Health Care Interactions with Older Adults
I checked off all my library related to do's this morning and came home with some interesting books. One of the advantages of sorting through the donated books is finding ones I've never heard of yet look interesting. I bring them home to read and then take them back for the next sale. Today's bonus books are:
I'm still working on these that I brought home a couple of weeks ago.
Lastly, today's library check outs.
I'm sticking to eating at home and am in the process of cooking everything needed to make a Nicoise salad for tonight - green beans, potatoes, eggs - in turn using one pot. I was thinking about what to make to take to the neighborhood potluck on Sunday evening and as usual my mind wandered to desserts. I'm being good though and making a green salad with oranges, dried cranberries, celery, walnuts and goat cheese. There will be plenty of desserts I'm sure LOL.