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Council on Aging offers free wellness programs with older adults in mind

It’s that time of year when many people think about how they incorporate healthier habit into their daily lives. Age and health status should not deter anyone from finding ways to live a healthier life!

But, for older adults with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or heart disease, figuring out how to get started can be a real challenge. In fact, approximately 80 percent of older adults have at least one chronic disease — and 77 percent have at least two. These chronic health conditions often require ongoing medical care and may even limit everyday activities. Living with a chronic health condition is not a normal part of aging — and it should not prevent older adults from living their lives or achieving their goals.

Council on Aging offers a variety of health and wellness programs designed with older adults — and their caregivers — in mind. Our workshops focus on practical, everyday strategies for helping older adults better manage their health and live life to its fullest.

Workshops are free and focus on:

  • managing diabetes and other chronic health conditions
  • preventing falls through balance and exercise
  • supporting caregivers

Workshops are held in a variety of community settings and offer benefits that go far beyond improved health. Participants have the opportunity to meet people who are facing similar challenges and learn from workshop leaders who know what it’s like to live with a chronic health condition. Participants make new friends and have fun in the process!

Current workshop offerings include:

  • A Matter of Balance
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention
  • Bingocize and Fall Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Diabetes Self-Management

All workshops are free, and transportation may be available.

To learn more and register for an upcoming workshop, click here.