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Aging Mastery Program

The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) is a 10-week behavior change incentive program for individuals 60+ to master aging. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered and supported to cultivate health and longevity. Equally important, the program encourages mastery - developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being. Another key element of the program is the reward system, designed to both motivate and encourage ongoing participation. Weekly guest speakers come to educate and encourage mastery of aging on the following concepts:

  • Navigating Longer Lives
  • Exercise and You
  • Sleep
  • Healthy Eating and Hydration
  • Financial Fitness
  • Medication Management
  • Advance Planning
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Falls Prevention
  • Community Engagement

To register for a class email or call (385) 468-3084.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

AFEP—formerly called People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE)—is a group recreational exercise program designed by the Arthritis Foundation. The program promotes physical activity as a strategy for managing arthritis symptoms and improving or maintaining mobility, strength, and physical function.

  • AFEP classes are an hour long and meet twice a week.
  • Each class begins with a brief health education session to review topics important for managing arthritis. Participants then engage in a series of range-of-motion, stretching, strength-building, and conditioning exercises; balance and coordination activities; and relaxation and breathing techniques.
  • All activities are safe for people with arthritis and can be modified for different skill levels. Depending on participants’ physical limitations, the intensity of the exercises can also be adapted, and they can be performed while participants are seated, standing, or lying on the floor.
  • Instructors are health or fitness professionals who have completed an 8-hour Arthritis Foundation training workshop.
  • In preliminary evaluations of AFEP, participants experienced symptom relief such as reduced pain and fatigue, less depression, and increased confidence in their ability to manage their arthritis and remain active in their daily lives.

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Note: Not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

EnhanceFitness is a lively and interactive hour-long class. EnhanceFitness combines three key components of fitness: strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning with the addition of balance exercises. To ensure safety, each exercise was developed by experts in the field of physical therapy in conjunction with agencies serving older adults. The result is a fun program -- that works. Participants can work at their own pace with variations and modifications offered, to ensure each person can find a level that is perfect for them.

Many exercise programs claim to improve the health of older adults but few can demonstrate real results based on scientific research. This evidence-based exercise program is designed to help those 60 and older at all fitness levels become more active, energized and empowered to sustain independent lives.

Every workout includes:

  • A certified leader
  • 5-minute warm-up
  • 20-minute cardiovascular routine
  • 5-minute cool-down
  • 20-minute strength training workout with soft ankle weights
  • Balance exercises throughout the routine
  • Lots of social opportunities to make new friends
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Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a program that helps manage chronic illness by providing participants with different skills and strategies that help them lead productive lives. Self-Management workshop for people with ongoing health conditions offered at various locations. The interactive group setting provides support and friendship. Come learn tip and techniques for:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Exercise
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Better Sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • How to evaluate new treatments
  • Making goals and setting action plans

Also Available in Spanish - Tomando Control de su Salud

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Living Well With Chronic Pain

 A six-week class for people with long-term pain will teach participants how to:

  • Manage pain and symptoms
  • Handle difficult emotions
  • Problem solve effectively
  • Work with a healthcare team
  • Use medication as directed
  • Set weekly goals

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Living Well with Diabetes

Put Life Back in Your Life! Sign-up for a Living Well with Diabetes Workshop, designed for adults age 60 and older who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue, and other symptoms related to diabetes or pre-diabetes. Join us for a six-week workshop offered at a senior center near you. Enhance your well-being by participating in the following activities:

  • Meal Planning
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring and you A1C Exercise
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Better Sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • How to evaluate new treatments
  • Making goals and setting action plans

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Stepping On (Fall Prevention)

Note: Not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Stepping On Program empowers older adults to incorporate healthy behaviors that reduce the risk of falls. Offered once a week for seven weeks, this workshop uses adult education and self-efficacy principals.

  • Helps build older adults’ confidence in their ability to reduce falls.
  • Seven week class that meets once a week for two hours.
  • Guest professionals visit the class each week to address different aspects of fall prevention. A physical therapist talks about the importance of exercise; a vision expert talks about the necessity of regular eye check-ups; a pharmacist addresses the risk of medication interactions and a home safety expert gives tips about keeping the home safe.

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Tai Chi For Arthritis & Fall Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention is a 1-hour class led by a trained instructor. Classes meet twice a week for 8 weeks.  Tai Chi is an enjoyable exercise that can relieve your pain, improve your health, and increase your ability to do things. It’s easy and fun to learn. Tai Chi consists of slow continuous whole-body movements, strung together in a form. Like dance, the movements are learned and follow one after the other. Class can be done standing or seated.   

Walk With Ease

Walk With Ease is a fitness program that helps reduce pain and improve one’s overall health. The program helps participants walk safely and comfortably, reduce pain, and improve flexibility.

  • A group walking class geared for people with arthritis.
  • Developed by the Arthritis Foundation.
  • Six week class that meets three (3) time a week for one (1) hour.
  • Discussion topics include: body mechanics, proper stretching and safe community walking.
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