Area Agency on Aging | A Division of the
River Valley Regional Commission

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Area Agency on Aging | A Division of the River Valley Regional Commission

Evidence Based Programs for Healthy Living

Wellness Classes

Classes are taught throughout the 16 county region to provide information on taking control of your health. While geared to those over age 60, anyone can attend. Classes are all evidence based which means they have been proven to work via rigorous university testing. Classes include Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Matter of Balance (a fall prevention class), Tai Chi for arthritis and balance, and Powerful Tools for Caregivers. NOTE: There may be a fee attached with the class.

If you are interest in any of our programs, classes are forming now!
Please call Franetta Miles at 706-256-2910 or 1-800-615-4379

A fee may be charged for workshop participation.
woman checking her blood sugar

Self-Management Programs

CDSMP (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) helps individuals who either have a chronic condition or know someone who does, to take control of their health through self-management, problem solving, and action planning.
DSMP (Diabetes Self-Management Program) focuses exclusively on people with Diabetes or their caregiver.
Workshop Duration: 6 weeks; 1 session per week; 2.5 hours per session.
senior adults doing Thi Chi outdoors

Tai Chi
for Arthritis

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art known for its slow, fluid, and meditative movements. In this program, participants learn Sun style Tai Chi movement sequences that are meant to improve balance, breathing, and physical strength.
older woman and younger woman talking

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Do you provide care for a loved one? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program that equips you as a family caregiver with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges that you may face.
Workshop Duration: 6 weeks; 1 session per week; 90 minutes per session.
senior adult male lifting hand weights

A Matter
of Balance

A Matter of Balance is a program designed to help older adults overcome fears of falling by providing practical strategies to reduce the risk of falling while increasing physical activity.

Workshop Duration: 8 classes; 2.5 hours per session.

For Information and Assistance with our Programming Call 1-800-615-4379. 

A counselor will assist you in finding services and resources. We have a database of over 25,000 resources statewide. 
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