Through this project, our community health workers build community connections for Elders, and support them in accessing the health system. WellShare’s Elders team is made up of Somali CHWs who provide home visits for seniors to help them understand their health needs, and by doing so, connect them to the appropriate services. In 2014, we have adapted the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program to build skills for those living with a variety of chronic conditions.
Our staff offers ongoing groups on a variety of health topics along with community partners, primarily senior housing units and adult day centers. WellShare staff have completed extensive training on diabetes, nutrition, and fitness, and are trusted by community members.