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Wellness Programs

The Area Agency on Aging offers a number of free wellness programs presented at community locations throughout our nine-county region. Weekly sessions empower participants to develop healthy habits and explore other topics that support their definition of successful aging. Click on the program names below for more information.

Healthy U offers three workshops: chronic disease, diabetes, and chronic pain. All provide proven tools to help participants better self-manage their chronic condition(s).

Aging Mastery Program includes 10 sessions presented by experts that focus on managing health, remaining economically secure, and contributing actively to society.

Additional programs are listed when available.

The 2022 schedule is being developed and Healthy U workshops in January are listed below. Please check back throughout the year as more workshops are scheduled. We appreciate your interest and hope to meet you at a future workshop!

Contact Karin Nevius (or call 937-341-3001) for additional information on Healthy U, if you are interested in training to be a Healthy U leader or partnering with the agency as a host site for a workshop.

January

Healthy U at Home Chronic Disease Phone Discussion Group

Learn to better manage your health and chronic conditions in the safety of your home. Six weekly, small-group discussions by phone help you to best utilize the tool kit of materials shipped to your home free of charge. This workshop features the newly updated book and material for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Topics include:

  • communicating with health professionals, family and friends;
  • preventing falls;
  • dealing with depression and difficult emotions;
  • making action plans;
  • and much, much more. Learn from others while also sharing your own experiences.

There is no charge to participate. Available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties. Number of participants is limited.

Registration deadline:  January 19, 2022 to reserve one of the limited spots and ensure that the workshop materials will arrive to your home before the first session.

For questions or to register, call 937-341-3001.

Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:
Call-in information will be sent upon registration confirmation.

Call: 937-341-3001

Healthy U at Home Diabetes Phone Discussion Group

Learn to better control your diabetes in the safety of your home.  Six weekly, small-group discussions by phone help you to best utilize the tool kit of book and materials shipped to your home free of charge. Topics include:

  • communicating with health professionals, family and friends;
  • relaxation techniques, foot care;
  • dealing with difficult emotions;
  • planning ahead for sick days;
  • and much, much more. Learn from others while also sharing your own experiences.

There is no charge to participate. Healthy U workshops are available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties.

Registration deadline: January 19, 2022 to reserve one of the limited spots and ensure that the workshop materials will arrive to your home before the first session.

For questions or to register, call 937-341-3001.

 

Date: January 26, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:
Call-in information will be sent upon registration confirmation.

Call: 937-341-3001

Healthy U at Home Chronic Pain Phone Discussion Group

Learn to better control your chronic pain in the safety of your home. Six weekly, small-group discussions by phone help you to best utilize the tool kit of book and materials shipped to your home free of charge. Topics include:

  • communicating with health professionals, family and friends;
  • problem solving, and managing medications;
  • using pacing and planning toward chores and activities;
  • making action plans;
  • and much, much more. Learn from others while also sharing your own experiences.

There is no charge to participate. Healthy U workshops are available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties.

Registration deadline: January 19, 2022 to reserve one of the limited spots and ensure that the workshop materials will arrive to your home before the first session.

For questions or to register, call 937-341-3001.

Date: January 27, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:
Call-in information will be sent upon registration confirmation.

Call: 937-341-3001

Healthy U At Home Online Workshop – Diabetes

Join a Healthy U online workshop from the comfort and safety of your own home. Healthy U Diabetes is a free, 6-week workshop to help participants learn proven strategies toward managing the symptoms of living with Type 2 Diabetes as a chronic condition. Topics include:

  • communicating with health professionals, family and friends;
  • fighting fatigue and getting a good night’s sleep;
  • dealing with difficult emotions;
  • making action plans;
  • and much, much more. Learn from others while also sharing your own experiences.

There is no charge to participate. This workshop is open to anyone age 18 and older who either lives with or cares for someone living with Type 2 Diabetes. Participants must have internet access with camera and microphone. If you are new to videoconferencing, please ask to schedule an advance orientation session.

Available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.

Registration deadline: January 19, 2022 to reserve one of the limited spots and ensure that the workshop materials will arrive to your home before the first session.

For more information or to register, please call 937-341-3001.

Date: January 28, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location:
This workshop takes place online.

Call: 937-341-3001

February

Healthy U – Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop in Beavercreek

Healthy U is a free, small group workshop that meets weekly for six weeks. The Greene County Council on Aging hosts this in-person, interactive workshop for adults with chronic health conditions and those who care for them. Instead of focusing on any one disease, participants explore new ways to address challenges common to anyone with a long-term health problem. This workshop features the newly updated book and material for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

Thursdays, February 17 through March 24, 2022
Click here to view the workshop flyer.

Class size is limited and a minimum number of participants is required for the workshop to be held. Reserve your seat by calling Jeff at 937-376-5486 ext 112 or emailing to jeff.s@gccoa.org.

Date: February 17, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:
Lofino Plaza Meeting Room
3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek

Call: 937-376-5486 ext 112

March

Healthy U – Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop in Bellbrook

Healthy U is a free, small group workshop that meets weekly for six weeks. The Greene County Council on Aging hosts this in-person, interactive workshop for adults with chronic health conditions and those who care for them. Instead of focusing on any one disease, participants explore new ways to address challenges common to anyone with a long-term health problem. This workshop features the newly updated book and material for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

Mondays, March 7 through April 11, 2022
Click here to view the workshop flyer.

Class size is limited and a minimum number of participants is required for the workshop to be held. Reserve your seat by calling Jeff at 937-376-5486 ext 112 or emailing to jeff.s@gccoa.org.

Date: March 07, 2022

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 PM

Location:
Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District Community Center,
2751 Washington Mill Road

Call: 937-376-5486 ext 112

Healthy U at Home Chronic Disease Phone Discussion Group

Learn to better manage your health and chronic conditions in the safety of your home.  Six weekly, small-group discussions by phone help you to best utilize the tool kit shipped to your home free of charge. This workshop features the newly updated book and material for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

There is no charge to participate.  Available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties. Number of participants is limited.  Registration deadline:  March 3, 2022.  For questions or to register, click on REGISTER below.

(Note: We sometimes experience online difficulties. If registering online and you do not hear back within a week, please call 937-341-3001 to ensure your registration was received).

Date: March 15, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:
Call-in information will be provided upon registration confirmation.

Call: 937-341-3001

Healthy U at Home Diabetes Phone Discussion Group

Learn to better control your diabetes in the safety of your home.  Six weekly, small-group discussions by phone help you to best utilize the tool kit shipped to your home free of charge.  There is no charge to participate.  Available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties. Number of participants is limited.  Registration deadline: March 3, 2022.  For questions or to register, click on REGISTER below.

(Note: We sometimes experience online difficulties. If registering online and you do not hear back within a week, please call 937-341-3001 to ensure your registration was received).

Date: March 16, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:
Call-in information will be provided upon registration confirmation.

Call: 937-341-3001

Healthy U at Home Chronic Pain Phone Discussion Group

Learn to better control your chronic pain in the safety of your home.  Six weekly, small-group discussions by phone help you to best utilize the tool kit shipped to your home free of charge.  There is no charge to participate.  Available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties. Number of participants is limited.  Registration deadline:  March 3, 2022.  For questions or to register, click on REGISTER below.

(Note: We sometimes experience online difficulties. If registering online and you do not hear back within a week, please call 937-341-3001 to ensure your registration was received).

Date: March 17, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:
Call-in information will be provided upon registration confirmation.

Call: 937-341-3001

Healthy U at Home Online Workshop – Chronic Disease

Learn to better manage your chronic condition(s) in the safety of your home via Zoom. This is the full content we offer at our in-person workshops, so plan to spend about 2 hours weekly for six weeks to interact with others and learn strategies to improve your daily habits and live a healthier life. This workshop features the newly updated book and material for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

If new to Zoom, a short online practice is available at 9:30 AM before the first session. There is no charge to participate.

Available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties. Number of participants is limited. Registration deadline: March 3, 2022.   For questions or to register, click on REGISTER below.

(Note: We sometimes experience online difficulties. If registering online and you do not hear back within a week, please call 937-341-3001 to ensure your registration was received).

Date: March 18, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:
Zoom link will be provided upon registration confirmation.

Call: 937-341-3001
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