Managing your Health

A Matter of Balance Enhance Fitness Enhance Wellness Living Wellness

Healthy Choices for ME offers four evidence based programs to people age 60 and older. The programs include:

  • Living Well/Chronic Disease Self-Management - is a workshop held in community settings where people with different chronic health conditions attend together. Examples of subjects covered include (but not limited to) techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue and pain; nutrition, exercise, cognitive symptom management and use of medications.
  • Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader (MOB/VLL) - is a program, specifically designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycles and improve activity levels among community dwelling older adults.
  • EnhanceFitness - is an exercise program for seniors that offers low-cost fitness classes taught by certified fitness instructors. Classes include strength training, aerobics, stretching and balancing exercises. The program is designed to be safe for physically unfit seniors, including the “near frail”, yet still challenging for more active seniors.
  • EnhanceWellness - is an effective, participant driven, health promotion and management program that helps older adults with chronic conditions achieve their personal health goals through health action plans and has demonstrated significant results in the utilization of health care services.

Each program provides tools to older people to take more control of their own health through life style and behavioral changes.