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Weld Aging Well

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. 
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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.

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance 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.

Be Well with Diabetes

Be Well with Diabetes 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 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 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 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 People 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.
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Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance is a beginner tai chi class focusing on improving balance. Participants learn 8 forms of the traditional 24 Yang-style tai chi. Tai chi may also improve mobility, flexibility, and psychological well-being.

Tomando Control de su Salud

Tomando Control de su Salud 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.

Did You Know...

  • Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for 86% of our nation's health care costs. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  •  More than 15% of Coloradans age 65+ have diabetes. (Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment)

  • 77% of fall-related deaths in Colorado involve older adults. (R.E. Mechanic, Disease management: A promising approach for health care purchaser, National Health Care Purchasing Institute, May 2002)

 

Contact Information

Area Agency on Aging

Street Address:
315 North 11th Avenue, Building C
PO Box 1805
Greeley, CO 80632

​Mailing Address:
PO Box A
Greeley, CO 80632

Weld Aging Well Information

Whitney Janzen-Pankratz

Phone: (970) 400-6117
Fax: (970) 346-6951
Email: wjanzen-pankratz@weldgov.com


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