Health and Wellness

Programs that enhance the quality of life of older people and younger people living with disabilities.

To  register, or for more information contact:  
Eliza Wiesner at 617-628-2601, x3108 / ewiesner@eldercare.org

Prevent Type 2 (T2) Lifestyle Change Program

The Prevent T2 Lifestyle Change Program is a year-long program (that meets once a week for an hour) designed for people with pre-diabetes. It is also designed for people who are at high risk for Type 2 diabetes and want to lower their risk. The Prevent T2 Program helps people achieve moderate weight loss by eating well and becoming more active. The program works by helping individuals lose a modest amount of weight through increased activity and better food choices, as well as group and coach support. To find out if you are at risk click here.

Stay Strong – A Fall Prevention Program

This program is a one-on-one in-home program for people who would  have difficulty participating in a Fall Prevention Program outside of their  home because of mobility and fear of falling.   The program is aimed at improving strength and balance to reduce the  risk of falls and increase the participant’s ability to safely leave the  home.  A trained instructor will conduct five home visits to: Teach and demonstration strength and balance exercises that can be done at home, individually, or with the help of a caregiver; Help participants choose an  appropriate exercise class in the community, as well as arrange transportation  if needed.

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Tools for Better Quality Life: Movement, Meditation and Nutrition

Movement/Ageless Grace - Ageless Grace exercises are fluid movements that can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability. These exercises are done seated to music.

Nutrition – We provide nutrition information on various topics by a Registered Dietitian. Topics presented: Protein Needs of Older Adults; Nutrition and Brain Health; Anti-inflammatory Diet. Nutrition presentations include handouts, recipes, and food samplings.

Meditation – We will work on simple meditation and relaxation techniques to deal with stress, depression and other life issues. You will learn how to calm your mind and body.

Simple Cooking for Your Health

Learn to cook healthy low cost meals that are simple to make and taste great. The program focuses on meals that are heart-healthy, low in saturated fat, and high in fiber. It includes demonstrations and food sampling. Each class meets for 1½ hours once a week for six weeks. The Simple Cooking program has a $10 class fee due at registration. The class fee is waivable for hardship.

My Life, My Health – Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

This program is a workshop for adults who are living with the challenges of one or more chronic conditions. Participants will learn several techniques for dealing with issues such as pain, fatigue and difficult emotions.  Each participant will recieve a copy of the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” and a relaxation tape/CD. Each class meets for 2½ hours once a week for six weeks.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This programis a workshop for adults who are living with Diabetes.  Caregivers are also welcome. Participants will learn several techniques for dealing with issues such as stress management, avoiding complications, and monitoring your condition.  Each participant will recieve a copy of the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” and a relaxation tape/CD. Each class meets for  2½ hours  once a week for six weeks.

A Matter of Balance Program

This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Sessions include discussion and exercises to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. Each class meets for 2 hours once a week for eight weeks.

Music & Memory

Music & Memory helps people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed joy in life through musical favorites. Extensive research for this program has shown that Music & Memory improves quality of life by helping to reduce depression, anxiety, and other issues.

Call 617-628-2601 ext 3211.

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