Health and Wellness Opportunities

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Walk Indoors With Us This Winter

The Broome County Office for Aging and the local school districts have teamed up to offer people

age 60 and older the opportunity to walk indoors during the winter months.  

Sites are open from November 1 through April 30, 2019.   People can walk in the school hallways at

the designated sites during the scheduled times, Monday through Friday, except where otherwise noted.

A registration form is required to walk.  

Click here for your registration form, incentive sheet and the walking schedule. 

You can also request these forms by calling the Office for Aging at 607-778-2411.


This year was a huge success with 148 participants ranging in age from 55 - 90! 

Sponsored by Excellus BCBS and Good Shepherd Communities 


 

Senior Center Fitness Class Schedule (Click Here)

Staying well, understanding health issues, and remaining active are very important to seniors. You are welcomed to join us for any or all of our activities!

  • Health screenings are offered at area senior centers. Some of the screenings include: skin cancer, breast cancer, stroke, hearing and vision.
  • Health forums are presented by doctors, nurses and other health care professionals on a variety of topics at area senior centers.
  • Physical activity classes at senior centers include: line dancing, chair exercise, yoga, Zumba and classes to help prevent the problems of osteoporosis. There are additional exercise classes offered for a variety of physical activity levels.
  • Specialty programs, at a variety of locations, includes indoor walking programs, stress management sessions, Senior Games, pickleball, tai chi, and flu clinics.

If you are age 60 years and older you may participate in the programs provided at the senior community centers. Some community programs are offered to you at age 55 and older. A fee is required in a few cases. Costs are always kept to a minimum.


Specialty Wellness Program

Building Better Balance:  Falls Prevention Programs

 

Falls Prevention Tai Chi Programs for Seniors

Protect yourself and maintain your independence with these evidence-based programs proven to reduce the risk of falls. 

Programs include: Moving for Better Balance, Tai Chi for Older Adults/Arthritis and Tai Chi for Beginners.

Upcoming Class: Check back for upcoming classes


Stepping On:  A Wellness Program to Prevent Falls

Gain knowledge and strategies to stay independent and to have a greater awareness and understanding of how to prevent a fall.

Upcoming class: Check back for upcoming classes

For more information and to register, call (607) 698-6081, leave a message with your name and telephone number and someone will return your call.


Living Healthy

Living Healthy is a program focused on teaching participants how to become confident in their ability to manage health issues while maintaining active and fulfilling lives. The program teaches participants how to manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, glaucoma, emphysema and asthma. There are various opportunities to practice and master self-management techniques that will positively affect each participant's quality of life. Participants meet once a week for six weeks.

The sessions will cover: 

  • techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation;
  • appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance;
  • appropriate use of medications;
  • communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals;
  • nutrition; and,
  • how to evaluate new treatments.

The program does not conflict with existing programs or treatment; it is designed to enhance regular treatment.

Upcoming Class: Check back in 2019 for an upcoming early spring class

Living Healthy is brought to you by the Rural Health Network, Broome County Office for Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, and the Administration on Aging

For more information and the register, please call Sofia at 607-778-2411.

 


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