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Healthy Men, Healthy Lives
Part of Project REACH (Real Elders Achieving Community Health), Healthy Men, Healthy Lives (HMHL) is an HIV and substance abuse prevention intervention for 50+ Latino men living in senior housing complexes. HMHL is a multi-session intervention that discusses the benefits of health, the risks associated with HIV and substance abuse for older adults, healthy sexual practices and how to share this information with loved ones in the family and the community.
Healthy Men, Healthy Lives is divided into five weekly sessions:
· What does it mean to be healthy?
· How substance and alcohol abuse affect older adults
· HIV and its impact on older adults
· Condom use and condom negotiation skills
· Teaching healthy behaviors to your loved ones
Healthy Men, Healthy Lives sessions are provided at the senior housing complexes where the participants live in a social environment with snacks and audio/video materials where participants can learn new information and share their experiences with privacy and confidence.
For more information, contact Angel Ruiz at (860) 296-6400 x240 or email@example.com
Please see this article from the October 2009 issue of ACHIEVE that discusses prevention strategies for older adults and references Latino Community Services' Project REACH. (Article in Spanish)
This program is funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)