Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
An ongoing program provided to help people manage various chronic health conditions. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) decision making, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments.
A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator.
During the class, participants learn to: view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risk at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Better Breathers Club
Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including: how COPD affects the lungs, breathing techniques, exercise, talking with your physician, medications and other treatment options, medical tests, supplemental oxygen, home healthcare, lung transplants, and air pollution
Fit & Strong
Fit & Strong is an evidence-based, multiple component exercise program. It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA).
This eight-week program helps participants to improve: lower extremity stiffness, lower extremity pain, lower extremity strength, aerobic capacity, participation in exercise and caloric expenditure, self-efficacy for exercise
This ongoing educational class for seniors includes stretching and strengthening in standing and sitting positions to improve flexibility, cardiovascular, balance, and strength.
A statewide health promotions program of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) that encourages individuals and communities to adopt healthy lifestyle habits such as regular physical activities and good nutrition.