FREE Evidence Based Programs offered by Senior Connections
Kathy Brown, Health & Wellness Programs Manager
To find a class, email email@example.com or call 804-343-3004
Participate in any or all of our programs – spouses, caregivers, etc. are welcome too
Virtual Self-Management Programs
At Home Tool Kit (With Phone Support)
Virtual Walking Program (Or on Your Own)
Healthy Living Workshop: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
CDSMP is an effective self-management education program for people with chronic health problems. CDSMP workshops meet 2 hours per week for 6 weeks. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. CDSMP deals with problems associated with chronic disease, appropriate exercise, proper use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, and, how to evaluate new treatments. Program developed at Stanford University. Book included. Workshop offer - In-person, Virtually, or by Tool Kit with phone support.
Healthy Living Workshop: Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)
DSMP explains “how” to put everything together that your medical team has recommended to you in managing diabetes. The workshop is held 2 hours once a week for 6 weeks. Workshops are facilitated from a highly detailed manual by two trained leaders. Subjects covered include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration. Program developed at Stanford University. Book included. Offered, in-person, virtually or by at-home Tool Kit with phone support.
Healthy Living Workshop: Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP)
CPSMP is a workshop given 2 hours, once a week, for 6 weeks. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. Subjects covered include: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, pacing activity and rest. Program developed at Stanford University. Book and CD included. Offered in-person, virtually and or Toolkit version.
Walk With Ease (WWE)
The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program was developed to help people with or without arthritis begin a walking program to fit their limitations.
Walk with Ease’s information and strategies are based on research and tested programs in exercise science, behavior change, and arthritis management. Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and based on work done at Stanford University’s Center for Research in Disease Prevention. Program offered in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation. Book included. Group Class offered by self-directed method
A Matter of Balance
Many older adults are concerned about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage activity. Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks or twice a week for 4 weeks. Each class is 2 hours. Workshop is FREE. You will 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. Workshops are offer virtually or in-person.
Tai Chi for Health
This workshop is designed to help participants manage their health conditions and to improve their health and well-being. Tai Chi is a gentle slow-moving exercise that promotes health and mental relaxation. This program is offered in-person and virtually.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health first aid teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help to connect them to the appropriate care.