Programs & Workshops
The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging sponsors a variety of educational programs. The following workshops that help change people’s lives for the better are scheduled throughout the Arrowhead region.
A Matter of Balance
(MOB) is an 8 session/2 hours per session workshop for adults aged 60 or older emphasizing practical coping strategies to reduce the fear of falling. These include: promoting a view of falls and fear of falling as controllable, setting realistic goals for increasing activity, changing the environment to reduce fall risk factors and promoting exercise to increase strength and balance.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
CDSMP) is a 6 week/2.5 hours per week workshop designed to provide information and offers practical skills on managing chronic health problems. The interactive curriculum includes topics such as: fatigue and pain, Exercise /physical activity, medication usage, effective communication and nutrition. Individually and together participants gain confidence, motivation and together find the practical solutions they need to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six week educational series designed to help unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or family friend. Participants also receive their own how-to-do-it book on caregiving!
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB) is a research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults and people with balance disorders. Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, developed the program.
Although its origin can be traced to the contemporary simplified 24-form Tai Ji Quan routine, TJQMBB represents a significant paradigm shift in the application of Tai Ji Quan, moving the focus from its historical use as a martial art or recreational activity to propagating health by addressing common, but potentially debilitating, functional impairments/deficits.