Weld Aging Well

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The Weld Aging Well Program provides innovative workshops and classes that support the health and independence of older adults and their caregivers by giving them tools to better manage their health. 

The below evidence-based programs empower older adults and their caregivers to take control of their health by maintaining a healthy lifestyle through increased self-efficacy and self-management.

Did You Know...

  • More than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again, and one out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017)
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. (National Council on Aging, 2018)
  • Six in ten adults in the US have a chronic disease and four in ten adults have two or more. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019)

 

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance(PDF, 108KB) is specifically designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The program focuses on practical coping strategies. A variety of activities address physical, social, and cognitive factors affecting fear of falling. The workshop is offered over 8 sessions for 2 hours each session.

Aging Mastery Program

Aging Mastery Program(PDF, 305KB) allows you to build your own personal playbook for aging well.  The fun, innovative program empowers you to take key steps to improve your well-being, add stability to your life, and strengthen ties to your community.  Meet new friends and provide encouragement to one another as you take the Aging Mastery journey together!

Be Well with Diabetes

Be Well with Diabetes(PDF, 210KB) is a six week, 2 1/2 hour per week workshop designed to help individuals manage their diabetes. The program empowers older adults with diabetes to manage their care better by helping them to develop and carry out weekly action plans, learn tools such as label reading, meal planning, depression management and the importance of exercise to name a few.

Healthier Living

Healthier Living(PDF, 211KB) is a six week, 2 1/2 hour per week workshop. People with any type of chronic conditions (such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and/or asthma) learn tools to be more effective in managing their disease conditions. Some topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; importance of exercise and proper nutrition; medication management; and improving communication with family, friends, and health care professionals.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers(PDF, 320KB)  program provides family caregivers with tools to increase their self-care and confidence. Class participants report a significant improvement in behaviors such as exercise, relaxation techniques and health self-care; improved emotions, including reduced anger, guilt, and depression; increased self-efficacy in coping with caregiver demands; and increased use of community services.

Stress-Busting

Stress-Busting(PDF, 303KB)  is a nine week, 1 1/2 hour per week, workshop designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Participants will learn new stress management techniques and relaxation and coping strategies.

Strong People

Strong PeopleStrong People(PDF, 248KB) is a strength training class. Participants experience an increase in muscle mass and strength; improved bone density and reduced risk for osteoporosis and related fractures; reduced risk for diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and obesity; and improved self-confidence, sleep and vitality.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance:(PDF, 422KB) A group fall prevention program that uses a unique combination of eight single forms that are derived from the traditional 24-form Yang-style Tai Chi. The program goals are to improve functional ability suck as balance and physical function; reduce fall-related risks; and reduce fall frequency.

Tomando Control de su Salud

Tomando Control de su Salud(PDF, 189KB) Sea proactivo y aprenda las herramientas para manejar usted mismo su condición crónica por ejemplo enfermedades del corazón, diabetes, artritis, COPD, dolor, etc. Aprenda a aplicar los conocimientos, como una nutrición adecuada, el desarrollo de un programa de ejercicios. Este Taller se reúne una vez a la semana durante 6 semanas.

Walk with Ease

Walk with Ease(PDF, 161KB) was developed by the Arthritis Foundation.  Ideal for anyone looking for a way to be more physically active with less pain.  Each class includes education, stretching and walking.  This program is proven to reduce pain and discomfort, build confidence in your ability to be physically active, increase balance, improve strength, and increase walking pace.