Health Promotion Programs

Take Charge of Living with Chronic Health Conditions Participating in the workshops offered by the Health Promotional Programs will improve your quality of life with measurable results. Take steps to bridge the gap between the YOU who struggles to manage your health issues and the new YOU who can take control and live a more fulfilling life.

 

A Matter of Balance 

Are you trapped by a fear of falling? Do you believe that falls are a result of aging? Do you fear falling and find that your activities are restricted because of this fear? 

 

A Matter of Balance (MOB) is designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among older adults. 

 

Participants enjoy:
 

  • Two-hour workshops, once a week, for eight weeks

  • Practical strategies for learning ways to reduce the fear of falling and reduce fall risk factors

  • A personal Home Assessment Checklist 

 

Developed by the Roybal Center at Boston University, in Collaboration with MaineHealth. 


Living Healthy with Chronic Disease 

Are you limited by your Chronic Disease? Have you been told that you have a Chronic Disease? Do you have Heart Disease, COPD, Asthma, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, or other health conditions? 

 

Living Healthy-Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is where many participants enjoy:
 

  • Six weeks of 2.5 hour workshops, one day a week 

  • Learning proven ways to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation

  • Maintaining stamina, improving strength, and managing use of medications

  • Learning effective communication skills with family, friends and health professionals

 

Researched, developed and licensed by Stanford University through the Stanford Patient Education Research Center. 

 

Living Healthy with Diabetes 

Are you overwhelmed by Diabetes? Do you or someone you love have Diabetes? Would you like to learn ways to manage your Diabetes and take control of your LIFE? 

 

Living Healthy with Diabetes is where participants enjoy: 

 

  • Six weeks of 2.5 hour workshops, one day a week

  • Learning healthier eating and developing personal Action Plans

  • Problem solving and medication management 

  • Learning new techniques for managing Diabetes symptoms of fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, anger, fear and frustration 

 

Living Healthy does not conflict with existing programs or treatment and is designed to complement your existing plans. 

 

Researched, developed and licensed by Stanford University through the Stanford Patient Education Research Center. 

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Do you suffer from Arthritis? Are you interested in decreasing your joint pain and stress related to Arthritis while increasing your strength and flexibility?

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is a program where many participants enjoy:
 

  • One-hour workshops, twice a week, for six to eight weeks.

  • Learning the purpose of deep breathing and the benefits it can have on overall health.

  • Learning slow moving meditative exercises that help in decreasing joint pain and stress while increasing overall strength and flexibility.

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis has been officially adapted as the Arthritis Foundation of America.

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Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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