SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging


Wellness Classes

The idea of “healthy aging” and "fearless aging" is not a new concept. Over the past several years, it has been growing in popularity enormously. With more baby boomers hitting retirement age every day, and average life expectancy also on the rise, our entire staff is dedicated to helping seniors achieve and maintain healthyt lifestyles through education and promotion of wellness programs. Healthy Aging is a primary focus of the SeniorAge program.

Wellness is the act of making healthy choices that lead to a fulfilling lifestyle. SeniorAge Senior Activity Centers help older adults achieve their goals through a variety of classes and programs.  For example, falls prevention can be achieved through our Matter of Balance classes and pain management through CDSME and PACE arthritis exercise classes.  

If you are interested in working towards a better lifestyle, or looking to maintain your daily regimen, inquire at your local Senior Activity Center about the wellness programs that might benefit you. Here is our upcoming classes currently scheduled:

A Matter of Balance

Cassville Senior Center
1111 Fair St. 417-847-4510
Every Monday and Friday
June 8 - July 2
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Monett Senior Center
405 Dairy St. 417-235-3285
Every Tuesday and Thursday
June 5 - June 28
9:00 - 11:00 AM

Republic Senior Friendship Site
210 E. Hines St. 417-732-7672
Every Tuesday and Thursday
July 17 - Aug 9
9:00 - 11:00 AM

Houston Senior Center
301 S. Grand St.   417-967-4119
Every Monday and Friday
July 2 - July 27
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Branson-Hollister Senior Center
201 Compton Dr.  417-335-4801
July 30 - Aug. 22
Mondays 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 am

Walk With Ease

Marshfield Senior Center
427 W. Washington 417-859-3555
Every Monday, Wednesday
& Friday
9:00 - 9:30 AM

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Winona Senior Center
8498 Sapper St.
Every Tuesday
June 26 - July 31
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Cabool Senior Center
910 Cherry St. 417-962-3860
Every Monday and Wednesday
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Matter of Balance (MOB)

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 years of age and older. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. SeniorAge Senior Activity Centers are now offering Mat…

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

The kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from the blood. As kidneys fail, waste builds up. Symptoms develop slowly and aren't specific to the disease. Some people have no symptoms at all and are diagnosed by a lab test. Medications help manage sympt…

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Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, also known as DEEP™, is an education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, relatives and caregivers gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. Classes last a total of six w…

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Walk with Ease (WwE)

 Walk With Ease Program is a program proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.

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Active Living Every Day (ALED)

Active Living Every Day (ALED) uses facilitated group-based problem-solving methods to integrate physical activity into everyday living. The program utilizes the ALED book and offers optional online support resources for participants and facilitators…

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Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP)

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (formerly PACE) is designed to help people learn and practice the different techniques needed to build an individualized self-management program and gain the confidence to carry it out.   Reduce bodily pain and…

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Nutrition Education Classes

SeniorAge Nutrition Education programs include cooking classes and demos, taste tests, and recipes with the goal of educating the community about cooking healthy meals on a tight budget, especially with fruits and vegetables. 

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Alzheimer's Association Workshop (ALZ)

The Alzheimer's Association is a great resource for individuals, families, and caregivers who are facing the challenges that Alzheimer's disease presents. That's why SeniorAge has partnered with Alzheimer's Association to offer informational classes…

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Foot Clinics

Foot problems are especially common in older people, for a variety of reasons. Feet lose cushioning as they age, and the skin and nails can grow dry and brittle. Many seniors have poor circulation, and this can slow the healing of foot sores. As we a…

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Health Screenings

As both men and women age, health screenings become an important prevention mechanism for early detection of a potential health crisis.  SeniorAge Senior Activity Centers partner with medical professionals to offer a variety of screenings at the cent…

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Exercise and Fitness

Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. There are different types of exercises that may be better suited for your physical abilities.  SeniorAge Senior Activity Centers offer a variety of fitness and e…

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Falls Prevention

Falls are common and falls are costly!  Falls in adults age 65 and over are the leading cause of head injury and broken hips and are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.  That's why Area Agencies on Aging now offer p…

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Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardi…

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Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi has been shown to be one of the most effective exercises for preventing falls. Classes are currently being offered in Senior Activity Centers throughout our 17-county service area.   Tai Chi is a noncompetitive martial art known for both its…

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Laughter Therapy

Ever heard the old saying "laughter is the best medicine?" Well, it's true!  That's why SeniorAge jumped on the laughter bandwagon - to help you bring therapeutic laughter into your life. You can earn a respected credential - Certified Laughter Lead…

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Chronic Disease Self Management Education (CDSME)

Diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, lung disease. Chronic diseases like these can force seniors to give up their independence too soon. About 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. SeniorAge hosts proven prog…

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