Selfhelp Reflection

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On September 30, 2015, me and five of my other fellow students that are in the generic nursing program at CUNY York college, were given the opportunity to do a presentation at Selfhelp center located in Bayside, New York. We arrived at Selfhelp at 8:45am with our Health Assessment Professor Dr. Amicucci accompanying us and began our presentation around 9:00am, on hypertension. I remember that a total of 15 people showed interest in attending our presentation and wanted to learn new information regarding hypertension. Selfhelp is a not-for-profit organization that has helped thousands of elderly and still continues to do so, by providing them with a direction in life. Selfhelp not only supports the elderly, but it also has a mission to aid …show more content…
Even though I had previously volunteered in a hospital, I had never gone to any senior center. To be honest, I was shaking even before I entered the room and my nervousness was at its all time high. As we learned in the Health Assessment class, elderly people normally have a hard time hearing and they have a short concentration span. Since the population that we were preparing to present to was from 50-65, I had this conception in my mind that they would soon get bored of our presentation and would make angry remarks if they could not hear us properly. But this outlook of mine changed right after I had entered the room and was able to interact with …show more content…
That 's why it is important to check your blood pressure regularly.” (High Blood Pressure, 2015) After doing this presentation at Selfhelp, I learned that the people in the community are fun loving and love interacting with each other. They play games amongst each other such as pool or even love to go to bingo games. I guess this is on of the ways they are able to communicate with people around their age as well as decrease the amount of loneliness they might feel in their

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