Health Aging Population Initiative Committee

aka HAPI Committee

HAPI Announcements

Housing For All Summit

Dear Housing for All Summit Participants,
 
Thank you for attending the Summit and adding your thoughts and aspirations to the discussion.
 
We hope you will join us in September when we meet again to move an agenda forward.  The broad community participation in the Summit exemplifies the common understanding that access to housing is critical to the health of our County, its families, older adults and economy.
 
You will find the speaker materials at this website:
 
http://www.livehealthynapacounty.org/housing-for-all.html
 
We will add participant input in the next week.  Please check back for these and updates on our next event.

HAPI - Purpose

Napa Healthy Aging Population Initiative Committee

Napa Healthy Aging Population Initiative (HAPI) is a broad based, community collaboration of more than 25 organizations and individuals dedicated to supporting Napa’s aging population. HAPI partners share a vision that older adults living in Napa Valley will have a high quality of life that allows them to remain healthy, safe, secure and independent for as long as possible. We are focused on creating aging- friendly communities that benefit all.

We are working together to put into action strategies and programs to support older adults, their families and caregivers, and also advocating for policies that are senior-friendly.

Our Purpose

o    To assess and identify priorities for older adults in Napa Valley
o    To design feasible plans to address identified priorities of seniors
o    To form partnerships and develop programs throughout the county
o    To advocate for elder-friendly community policies

Our Priorities

o    Quality, Affordable Medical, Dental and Mental Health Care; Affordable medications
o    Safe, Affordable and Accessible Transportation
o    Improved Outreach, Education and Connection for Seniors to Services
o    Improved Quality of Life: Supports for Independent Living and for Family Caregivers
o    Elder Friendly Communities

Current Programs

StopFalls Napa Valley: fall prevention and senior mobility program includes home safety, screening for risk factors and physical activity to improve balance and prevent falls (Area Agency on Aging – AAA)

Healthy Minds, Healthy Aging Program: provides education, depression and cognitive health screening, case management services, and  brief therapy for older adults.  (AAA, Collabria Care, Mentis, Queen of the Valley Medical Center - QVMC CARE Network, Napa County Services for Older Adults - CSOA)

HAPI Rides: Volunteer driver voucher system that allows eligible seniors to select and reimburse their own driver (AAA)

Napa Institute on Aging: Professional education for those serving older adults and hands-on skills development programs for family and in home caregivers (Collabria Care)

Healthy Aging and Chronic Diseases education, screening and self-management programs in the community promote and improve health. (AAA. QVMC)

Policy Advocacy for accessible transportation, community and home safety, safe housing, and services and supports to maintain independence.  See our Policy Agenda (pdf) and Transportation Policy Brief (pdf).

Join Us

HAPI meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at QVMC Community Outreach 3448 Villa Lane, Suite 102, Napa.

If you are not currently a member of this committee and are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Celine Regalia at cregalia@collabriacare.org to confirm meeting time and location.

All community members and providers serving older adults are welcome to attend HAPI meetings and join task groups.

Working Tasks Groups meet regularly to plan programs and services and advocacy efforts. Current task groups include:

o    Transportation
o    Mental Health/Healthy Aging, Healthy Minds
o    Outreach, Information and Referral
o    StopFalls Napa Valley Coalition
o    Housing

HAPI Partners

Area Agency on Aging
Mentis
Collabria Care
Queen of the Valley Medical Center Community Outreach
St. Helena Hospital
Volunteer Center of Napa Valley
Napa Long Term Care Ombudsman
Napa County Public Authority
Latino Elder Coalition
Napa County Transportation Public Authority
OLE Health
Commission on Aging
Rianda House