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Wellness Programs

The Area Agency on Aging offers free wellness programs presented either virtually or at community locations throughout our nine-county region. Scroll down for upcoming workshops 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!

Please email knevius@info4seniors.org or call 937-341-3001 for additional information, if interested in training to be a workshop leader, or partnering with the Agency as a workshop host site.

For additional information on each workshop offered, please click on the program names below:

Healthy Living are 6-week workshops proven to improve health and well-being for people living with long-term/chronic health conditions. You set your own goals, your own priorities, and follow your own timeline week-by-week to find what steps work best for you. Three effective, evidence-based programs developed by the Self-Management Resource Center are offered:

  • Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions to manage day-to-day concerns and symptoms for long-term/ongoing health concerns.
  • Healthy Living with Diabetes to manage and prevent prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Healthy Living with Chronic Pain to help alleviate the impact of chronic pain on each day.

Aging Mastery Program consists of 10 sessions featuring subject experts focusing on various facets of health, economic security, volunteering, personal relationships and more. This is currently offered at two contracted sites: East End Community Center and United Senior Services.

The Agency contracts with Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley to offer Matter of Balance that emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program is also offered through the Preble County Council on Aging.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week workshop for family caregivers to learn how to care for themselves while caring for others.

Additional programs hosted or sponsored by the Agency may be listed when available.

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions – Workshop in Xenia

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions is a fun, free, small-group workshop open to people living with a variety of chronic health conditions and/or their caregivers. The purpose is to learn simple skills and new habits to take better control of your health.

The Greene County Council on Aging offers this interactive workshop to meet weekly in-person for six weeks at the Xenia Community Center. If you’ve attended a similar workshop in the past, this workshop features the newly updated book and material for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

Tuesdays, February 14 through March 21, 2023
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 14, 2023

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Location:
Xenia Community Center
1265 W. Second St., Xenia
Reserve your seat by calling Jeff at 937-376-5486 ext 112 or emailing to jeff.s@gccoa.org.

Call: 937-376-5486 ext 112

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions – Workshop in Springfield

Join United Senior Services for a fun and free Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions workshop! Just six weeks toward new skills and habits to help better control symptoms and get back to enjoying what matters to you most. This workshop meets weekly for six weeks in-person at United Senior Services – each week introduces new topics so don’t worry if you miss a week. If you’ve attended a similar workshop in the past, the program was updated in 2020 featuring new topics and the 5th Edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.

10:00am to Noon on Fridays, February 17 through March 24, 2023

Register by calling United Senior Services, 937-323-4948.

A year from now (even sooner), you’ll thank yourself!

Date: February 17, 2023

Time: 10:00am to Noon

Location:
United Senior Services
125 W. Main St., Springfield
Call 937-323-4948 for more info or to register.

Call: 937-323-4948

Healthy Living with Diabetes – Workshop in Springfield

Healthy Living with Diabetes is a fun, free, small-group workshop for people diagnosed or nearing Type 2 Diabetes and/or their caregivers. The purpose is to build new skills, practice what you learn, share your experiences with others, with the time and encouragement needed to make changes you want to make. You’ll set your own goals and priorities and week-by-week discover what steps or techniques work for you toward healthier living. Just 6 weeks of meeting can result in a lifetime of new options for a healthier you! New topics are discussed each week.

The Clark County Combined Health District offers this interactive workshop to meet weekly in-person for six weeks at the Villa Park Apartments, 1350 Vester Ave. in Springfield. If you’ve attended a similar workshop in the past, this workshop features the newly updated book and material.

Meets 1:00-3:30pm on (mostly) Thursdays – February 23, March 2, 9, 15*, 23 and 30, 2023

(Note March 15 is a Wednesday session, but all other weeks meet on Thursday).

Click here to view the workshop flyer.

Reserve your seat by contacting the Clark County Combined Health District at (937) 390-5600 ext 293, or email lsauers@ccchd.com.

Healthy Living workshops are available to residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties.

Date: February 23, 2023

Time: 1:00-3:30pm

Location:
Villa Park Apartments
1350 Vester Ave., Springfield
Register through the Clark County Combined Health District at (937) 390-5600 ext. 293 or email lsauers@ccchd.com

Call: (937) 390-5600 ext. 293

March

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain – Phone Discussion Group

No one treatment or approach for chronic pain works for everyone, but there are techniques and methods to help you feel better. Healthy Living with Chronic Pain weekly phone workshops meet 3-4pm Tuesdays from March 14 through April 18. Sign up to learn tools and techniques to try out what works best for you. That’s less than six hours over six weeks to learn something that can improve your days. New topics are discussed each week so don’t worry if you miss a week.

There is no charge to participate and workshop materials are mailed directly to your home. This program was created at Stanford University and now directed by the Self-Management Resource Center. The materials and Healthy Living with Chronic Pain book were reviewed by physicians and health professionals for the latest updates released in 2022 so this is the most updated information to help.

These interactive, small-group workshops are available to Ohio residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.

Registration deadline: February 27, 2023

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

 

Date: March 14, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:
Call-in information will be sent upon registration confirmation. For information or to register, call 937-341-3001.

Call: 937-341-3001

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions – phone discussion group

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions phone workshop is a free, fun, weekly group talk sharing ideas on improving your health and strength by managing symptoms and concerns to keep doing or return to doing the activities that matter to you most. This abbreviated version of our in-person workshop meets 3-4pm on Wednesdays from March 22 through April 26. New topics are discussed each week so don’t worry if you miss a week.

There is no charge to participate and workshop materials are mailed directly to your home. If you’ve taken this program before 2021, the materials and Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book have been updated so great new information!

These interactive, small-group workshops are available to Ohio residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.

Registration deadline: March 7, 2023.

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

Date: March 22, 2023

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Location:
Call-in information will be sent upon registration confirmation. For information or to register, call 937-341-3001.

Call: 937-341-3001

Healthy Living with Diabetes – Phone Discussion Group

If you’re looking to prevent or control pre-diabetes, this is a great workshop for you. This is an abbreviated version of our in-person workshop and meets for 30-60 minutes weekly for 6 weeks 10-11am Thursdays, March 23 through April 27. Just 6 hours of meeting can result in a lifetime of new options for a healthier you! New topics are discussed each week so don’t worry if you miss a week.

The workshop provides the time and encouragement needed to make changes you want to make. You’ll build new skills, practice what you learn, and share your experiences with others. You’ll also set your own goals and priorities and week-by-week will discover what steps work for you toward healthier living.

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: March 7, 2023.

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

Date: March 23, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location:
Call-in information will be provided upon registration confirmation. For more information or to register, call 937-341-3001.

Call: 937-341-3001

April

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions – Workshop in Dayton

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions is a free, fun, weekly workshop sharing ideas on improving your health and strength by managing symptoms and concerns to keep doing or return to doing the activities that matter to you most. This workshop meets 11:30am-2:00pm Tuesdays from April 4 through May 9 at the Lohrey Recreation Center in Dayton. New topics are discussed each week.

There is no charge to participate and workshop materials are provided. If you’ve taken this program before 2021, the materials and Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book have been updated so great new information!

These interactive, small-group workshops are available to Ohio residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.

Registration deadline: March 29, 2023.

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

Date: April 04, 2023

Time: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Location:
Lohrey Recreation Center
2366 Glenarm Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420

Call: 937-341-3001
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