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Newest Health and Wellness workshop teaches full course, more programs available

Monday, February 08, 2016

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area’s (AAACAP) first Diabetes Self-Management Program kicked off in January with a full class at the Bluffs Landing Senior Village in Round Rock. But like all of the agency’s Health and Wellness Programs, there is always room for more in communities around the region.

The Stanford Patient Education Research Center Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-week, small-group workshop led by 2 trained facilitators. It is highly interactive and focuses on building skills and sharing experiences that help the day-to-day management of diabetes while maintaining or increasing daily activity. Participants must be 60 or older.

Other AAACAP Health and Wellness programs include: A Matter of Balance, which helps older adults reduce their risk and fear of falling; Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers, which helps caregivers manage the difficulties of caring for older adults and those with disabilities; and Better Choices, Better Health – Chronic Disease Self-Management, which helps adults manage chronic disease symptoms.

In January, seven programs were started in three CAPCOG counties allowing nearly 100 residents the opportunity to improve their health and wellness.

> Bring a AAACAP Health and Wellness Program to your community.
> Learn more about AAACAP.
 

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