Wellness 

Wellness Programs

Maintaining the ability to live a healthy, independent life is a priority for many people. Our Evidence-Based Wellness Classes have been proven to help you develop the skills to live with on-going health conditions and challenges. For the current schedule of classes, please visit our calendar here.

If you would like to learn more about wellness classes and opportunities below, contact Melissa Pruitt at 303-441-3599 or MPruitt@BoulderCounty.org. Our wellness offering in 2016 includes:

A Matter of Balance

About one in three adults over the age of 65 will fall in a given year and this number increases with each decade. Unfortunately many falls result in significant injury and can lead to reduced independence. These are frightening statistics and not surprisingly, many people become quite afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is an eight week program designed to help people reduce their fear of falling and increase their physical activity. Classes include discussions on how to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing physical activity, make changes in the home to reduce the risk of falling and practice exercises to increase strength, balance and flexibility.

Aging 101

We may be getting older, but many of us don’t know what to expect. This workshop explores the aging process, the myths vs the facts and how to embrace the experience. In addition to these offerings, we are always looking to expand our programs to reflect the needs in the community.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Has your doctor told you that you have pre-diabetes?  By eating a healthy diet, losing small amounts of weight and getting regular physical activity, many people can avoid developing diabetes. The year-long Diabetes Prevention Program provides support as participants work to adopt a healthier life style. 

Healthier Living

Almost one out of every two adults has at least one chronic health condition. Living with ongoing health problems can significantly limit daily activities, zap your energy and interfere with your quality of life. Healthier Living is a chronic disease self-management program developed by Stanford University. Participants learn skills in this six-week workshop to manage these problems and get back to enjoying life.

Healthier Living Diabetes

Living with diabetes presents a number of daily and ongoing concerns. Our Healthier Living Program was developed by Stanford University to address these challenges. Participants who complete this six-week workshop report an improved ability to cope with pain, fatigue, stress and frustration. Topics include goal setting, making healthy food choices, meal planning, working with your health care team, developing an exercise program, and foot care.

Healthy Moves

Homebound seniors can benefit from regular exercise but may not know what kind of exercise to do. Healthy Moves for Aging Well provides exercise instruction and ongoing phone support for those who are motivated to exercise and just need help getting started.

Walk with Ease

Getting regular exercise can be as simple as adopting a regular walking plan. Research has shown that walking can reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis and most other chronic conditions and help people improve their fitness levels. In addition to walking and stretching, this six week program developed by the Arthritis Foundation includes brief health education lessons.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Community Engagement

Our team of experts welcomes the opportunity to meet with your staff, community group, or organization to explain and assist in accessing available wellness opportunities.

Falls Prevention Week

Falls Prevention Week is a collaborative week of activities organized by agencies, organizations and individuals, designed to educate county residents on ways to reduce their chances of falling and have some fun while doing it. Learn more here.

Become a Wellness Leader

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Wellness programs are led by community volunteers who care about older adults and are interested in helping them maintain or improve their health and well-being. Our evidence-based programs are designed to be led by community leaders. Appropriate training for each program is provided. Experience in the health care field is not required, however we do look for individuals who are comfortable talking to groups and working with older adults. For more information, contact Melissa Pruitt at 303-441-3599 or MPruitt@BoulderCounty.org.

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Contacts

Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

303-441-3570
Email

Subscribe to the Aging Well e-newsletter.

Location

Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304

Map and directions
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

 

Mailing Address

Boulder Aging Services Division
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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