SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging

Programs

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

Meet twice weekly for 4 weeks - 2 hours each session

• Emphasizes practical coping skills to reduce fear of falling and teaches fall prevention strategies.
• Structured group intervention activities include group discussion, problem solving techniques, skill building, assertiveness training, sharing practical solutions, and exercise trainings.


Walk With Ease

Meet once a week for 6 weeks - 30 minutes to 1 hour each session  (Indoors or outdoors depending on weather.)
Participants are expected to walk on their own at least two more times each week.

• Group-based and self-directed program that combines self-paced walks with health-related discussions.


Let Loose -  Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Meet once a week for 6 weeks - 30 minutes to 1 hour each session
Participants are expected to exercise on their own at least two more times each week.

• Low impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness.
• Sessions include gentle range-of- motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability.
• These enjoyable and motivational classes may be taken either standing or sitting in a chair.


The Stress Busting Progam - NEW

9 weekly sessions -  Meet for 1-1/2 hours

Are you having a hard time coping with changes resulting from a friend, neighbor, or family member who is affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia? This class may be for you!

The Stress Busting Program is an evidence-based class that provides support for family and friend caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias. This progam teaches coping skills and helps caregivers manage stress that might be occurring in their lives.

Topics include:
• Stress and relaxation
• Coping with stress
• Dealing with challenges
• Behaviors: grief, loss, and depression
• Positive thinking
• Taking time for yourself
• Choosing a path to wellness


Here's What Our Particiants are Saying:

Francis used to sleep in her recliner chair due to painful arthritis that made it next to impossible to get in and out of bed. Since participating in Matter of Balance classes, she is now able to sleep comfortably in her own bed.        ~ Francis G.

Marie is just shy of 96 years old and has been active in her senior center for over 20 years. Today, she participates in a variety of wellness programs and says they help motivate her to stay active and continue exercising at home, too.”        ~ Marie D.

Sylvia now has her life back thanks to her participation in wellness progams offered at her senior center.  Her pedometer inspires her to do more every single day and her hopes of achieving better health, body, and mind  have finally come true. “I can now sit up straight without my spine going numb; I have better endurance and a lot less stress,” she says.  Sylvia is devoted to her mother who has Alzheimer’s and lives in a nursing home, but thanks to her mom’s encouragement, she now takes time for herself and feels no guilt doing it.  “I’m feeling better every single day and have less pain caused from my arthritis.”         
                                                                                                ~ Sylvia H.

Matter of Balance

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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Walk with Ease

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

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Let Loose - Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

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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CPR

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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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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