Ethos health and wellness classes and workshops for spring 2021 have been announced and are now open for registrations. Ethos AgeWell programs help older adults stay healthy, active, and remain independent in their communities. Offerings include courses to help manage chronic conditions, prevent falls, improve memory and eat healthily. Unless noted, all activities will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
My Life, My Health
Learning how to manage your physical and emotional problems can be a challenge, but you can do it and from the comfort of your own home. The My Life, My Health; Chronic Disease Self-Management Program introduces information and skills that are helping many people with chronic conditions lead a healthier life.
Class materials (delivered to your door) include:
- The latest edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions
- Information Sheets briefly describing common problems and helpful solutions.
- A self-test that helps you to identify elements and set priorities for your personal self-management plan.
- Action Plan description with instruction and examples for developing your unique plan through goal setting and being proactive.
Classes will meet through weekly Zoom meetings with trained leaders and 8 – 10 other participants. Each week we will concentrate on one aspect of healthy aging and review goals and action plans. You will also have access to the group leaders and other Ethos professionals throughout the program to ask questions or request more resources by email or by phone. My Life, My Health runs once a week for 6 weeks – 2 ½ hours each class.
Available Days and Times: Wednesdays, from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Class Dates: April 7th – May 12th, 2021
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Tool Kit
People with chronic pain need to live a healthy life while living with their condition. Learning how to manage your physical and emotional problems can be a challenge, but you can do it and from the comfort of your own home. This Tool Kit introduces information and skills that are helping many people with chronic pain, who may also have other health conditions, lead a healthy life.
The Tool kit includes:
- The latest edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain
- A workbook with self-tests and suggestions on how to get started
- The Moving Easy Exercise Program CD with easy to follow instructions
You are additionally supported through weekly Zoom meetings with trained leaders and 6 – 10 other participants. Each week, we will concentrate on one aspect of pain management, participate in the Moving Easy Exercise Program, and review goals and action plans. You will also have access to the group leaders and other Ethos professionals throughout the program to ask questions or request more resources by email or by phone.
Day and Time: Mondays, 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Class Dates: April 5th – May 10th, 2021
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Maximum of 10 participants.
Participants will learn to:
- View falls as controllable
- Set goals for increasing activity
- Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
- Exercise to increase strength and balance
Day and Time: Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Class Dates: April 8th – May 27th, 2021
Bingocize® is a 10-week program that combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education. This new evidence-based program is designed to increase the physical fitness, health knowledge, and social engagement of older adults, by combining exercise, health trivia, and Bingo. Improve your physical fitness, learn more about healthy eating and falls prevention, and more…and just have fun! Participants will receive exercise and bingo equipment upon receipt of completed registration forms. Maximum of 10 participants.
Day and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Class Dates: April 13th – June 17th, 2021
UCLA Memory Training
This 4-week evidence-based program, designed by UCLA, is exercise for your brain! Helping you to ‘stay sharp’, it’s a fun, interactive, and innovative program that works to improve your memory. Participants learn effective memory-enhancing techniques using group discussion, memory checks, and skill-building exercises.
This program helps you to:
- Remember names and faces
- Recall appointments, messages and plans
- Avoid misplacing objects
- Overcome “tip of the tongue” slips
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Class Dates: May 5th – May 26th, 2021
Savvy Caregiver: Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support
Savvy Caregiver is a training program for caregivers who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. It assists family members (or friends) in their new role as caregivers, a role for which they may be unprepared. The program builds information and knowledge about the illness, helps to develop skills to manage daily life, and creates an outlet to share challenges and experiences with others. Savvy Caregiver helps to foster a different attitude towards caregiving, resulting in less stress and more contentment for all involved. Participants will receive caregiver materials upon receipt of completed registration forms.
Day and Time: TBD
Class Dates: Begins in late spring – start date TBD
Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults
The Healthy Eating for Successful Living® workshop is for people who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. The program stresses heart and bone healthy nutrition strategies that are important to preventing or managing most chronic health conditions and help maintain or improve wellness and independence. You’ll get the knowledge, skills, and support you need to make better nutrition and exercise choices. Maximum of 10 participants.
Participants will learn:
- How nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote better health
- How to make better nutrition and exercise choices
- How to reduce your risk of disease
- How to improve your everyday quality of life
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Class Dates: May 19th – June 23rd, 2021