York County Area Agency On Aging Classes
MATTER OF BALANCE:This is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Because many people experience a fear of falling, they often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. This program will help achieve and overcome that fear.
The class is taught by staff from the York County Area Agency on Aging.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT: This program will discuss action planning, decision making, dealing with difficult emotions, healthy eating, exercise, communication skills, using your mind & more! Participants are 60+ living with type 2 diabetes or 60+ caregiver of someone living with type 2 diabetes.
CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - LOOKING BEYOND MY CONDITION:
CDSMP was developed by Stanford University. It's a self-management education workshop attended for people with a variety of chronic health conditions like arthritis, pain, hypertension, cancer and more. It aims to build participants' confidence in managing their health by providing tools like healthy eating, stress management, dealing with difficult emotions, action planning and more.
HEALTHY STEPS IN MOTION (HSIM) - This is a more exercise-focused fall prevention program. It starts with a warm-up, followed by strength and balance exercises. It ends with a cool-down stretch. Resistance bands are introduced in session #3. There are 3 levels of exercise to enable participants to continue HSIM for as long as they like. Participants receive a guide with the exercises and resource information. HSIM strives to reduce the risk of falling by building body strength, increasing flexibility and improving balance.