EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS FOR HEALTHY LIVING
The Older Americans Act provides for programs that support healthy lifestyles, promote healthy behaviors and help keep people well through proactive, preventive measures.
Research has shown that the Preventive Health programs offered by United Way Area Agency on Aging can help you build confidence in your ability to be physically active, which in turn can increase balance and strength, reduce joint pain and improve your overall health.
These programs are available at no cost to all residents of Jefferson County age 60 and older.
TAI CHI CLASSES FOR ARTHRITIS AND FALL-PREVENTION
Taught by instructors certified by Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute, these classes are designed for anyone looking to improve his or her health, balance, immunity and well-being. Created by tai chi and medical specialists, the principles involved are sound; and the movements you’ll learn are safe and enjoyable. All that is required is a willingness to practice!
Click here to learn more about Tai Chi classes and how to sign up.
WALK WITH EASE
Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, this program is designed to get you moving toward better health. Offered in a self-directed format as well as in community groups, both options provide a guidebook, walking schedule and other motivational and educational resources to ensure your success.