Healthy Aging Program

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“It’s one thing to hear it from a doctor, but it’s easier to swallow hearing it from people who have been through the same thing as myself…It was a support group, but it was also an inspirational group.  It was let’s encourage one another.  If you want to do it, it can be done because there are other people who have gone through it.”

–from a graduate of Chronic Disease Self-Management (who went on to become a trained workshop leader in his community)

 

Elder Options offers the following evidence based workshops to assist elders with healthy aging.  Click on the title for further information and/or to register for any particular course.

Chronic Disease Self-Management

This course empowers adults to take control in managing their lifestyle so that they can be successful in adopting healthy behaviors.  Includes techniques for dealing with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate use of medications and communicating with health professionals.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

The DSMP emphasizes the individuals’ role in managing their lifestyle, building self-confidence so that they can be successful.  Includes topics such as monitoring blood sugar, what to do on sick days, healthy eating, reading food labels, menu planning and techniques for dealing with fatigue, pain and isolation.

A Matter of Balance

A program for individuals who have fallen or who have a fear of falling.  The course is designed to reduce fear of falling, set realistic goals for activity, change environmental fall risk factors and learn exercises to increase strength and balance.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

The goal of this course is to improve performance, balance and strength and reduce incidence of fall.  Consists of an 8-form routine and therapeutic movements.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

 

Each program provides tools for participants to be successful in adopting healthy behaviors that will help to live a better life!

 

Contact Betty Flagg at (352) 692-5219 or flaggb for more information about registration.

For a schedule of upcoming classes click on the link below:

Summer 2017 Healthy Aging Workshops