This manual contains eight lesson plans to help older adults enhance their literacy skills while learning about health topics that are of interest to them. The lesson plans are entitled:
In addition to short readings on the above topics, lessons include a variety of literacy activities such as fill-in-the-blanks, word searches, brainstorming, matching-the-columns, scrapbooking exercises, and completing a crossword puzzle. Learners can practice their writing skills by developing a weekly calendar of exercise activities, completing sentence starters, writing about their own experiences, developing a daily menu using Canada’s Food Guide and completing a sample menu plan obtained from the Dietitians of Canada website. Other writing activities include listing some of the questions seniors might ask when visiting a health provider, writing a short story about a successful visit to a health provider, as well as entering information into a personal medication record book.
Learners can also practice their problem-solving skills by answering questions on food labeling activity sheets, as well as other questions related to prescription labels, over-the-counter medicine labels and warning labels.