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).
Eat Smart Live Strong encourages older adults to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity to delay and prevent the effects of diet-related disease.
Aging Mastery Program includes 10 sessions presented by experts that focus on managing health, remaining economically secure, and contributing actively to society.
Open workshops are posted below. Contact Ann Finnicum for additional information or if you are interested in training to be a leader or partnering with the agency as a host site.
During this time of physical distancing, we are offering Healthy U workshops in a telephone conference call format to support healthy habits and social connection. Participants must reside in the agency’s service region: Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties. Email is required to communicate with the facilitator, and to complete and return a survey for registration. Participants must also be able participate in six weekly, 30-minute, small-group discussions by phone; and to read the provided textbook independently between calls.
Those who meet the above criteria should email Ann Finnicum. Interested parties will receive a survey that must be completed and returned to register. A free disease self-management tool kit will be shipped to each confirmed participant age 60 or older thanks to Older Americans Act funding. Participants younger than 60 are welcome to join the telephone discussions, but must purchase their own kit.
The agency will offer the alternative format until we can safely resume in-person workshops, and as long as funding is available.
Date: May 31, 2020
Time: Various dates/times
Participants are assigned to the next open phone discussion group based on registration survey information.