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Heath & Wellness Program

The Health & Wellness program focuses on health promotion and disease prevention activities important to the well-being of older adults, including:

  • Health risk screening
  • Chronic conditions
  • Fall risk
  • Exercise
  • Strengthening to prevent fall-related injury
  • Monitoring behavioral health
  • Managing medications
  • Nutrition

Health & Wellness is a creative and cost-effective way to reduce the demand for medical treatment. Using Federal funding from the Older Americans Act, Health & Wellness offers evidence-based programming approved by the national aging network to increase efforts at disease prevention by providing support and education to older people before they become ill. 

Health & Wellness Programs & Workshops

Disease prevention and health promotion services can be provided to multipurpose senior community centers, congregate meal sites, senior high-rises, retirement communities, and other appropriate sites through the Health & Wellness Program. To request a presentation, call the AAA office at 724-489-8080 or toll-free at 1-888-300-2704.

Falls Prevention Programs

Healthy Steps for Older Adults (HSOA)
This four-hour comprehensive workshop is designed for adults aged 50 and older to:

  • raise awareness of falls
  • identify personal risks
  • present ways to reduce falls in the home and outside

Additional content includes the role of nutrition and medicine safety, and exercises for strength, balance, endurance and flexibility. 

Disease Prevention Workshops

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

Developed by Stanford University, this six-week workshop helps people learn information and skills to better manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives.  Learn how to deal with common issues like:

  • Frustration
  • Pain and fatigue
  • How to effectively communicate with your family and doctors
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Medicine guidelines
  • Making plans and setting goals

People who complete the program report many benefits including improvements in managing symptoms, improvements in general health, and being better able to cope with the challenges of a chronic disease.


Volunteer Opportunity

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)-- Leader Training:
The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) program helps people with different health conditions learn skills to better manage their chronic conditions and to
active and fulfilling lives.

We have an ongoing need for individuals interested in completing the CDSMP leader training. Upon successful completion, these peer-leaders will be able to conduct the six-session community workshop under a licensed agency for individuals with chronic health conditions. 
The leader training is a four-day workshop where volunteers learn CDSMP program content and practice techniques to be able to successfully present the community workshop while maintaining Stanford’s fidelity guidelines.


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