Health Promotion Classes

A Matter of Balance

This program teaches older adults how to reduce fall risks and eases their fear of falling, improves falls self-management, increases self-confidence, and promotes physical activity. It also helps eliminate the isolation and depression fear of falling causes.

Bingocize

A fun and engaging way tolearn,socialize,and exercise while playing the game of bingo. This program combines some falls prevention or nutrition information while strengthening muscle groups that are needed toimprove balance.

Fit & Strong

This class is a multiple component exercise program designed to help seniors with stiffness and pain to be more active and confident in their daily lives and allows them to live a more active lifestyle. The class provides physical activity training and health education for older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis.

Healthy Ideas

Designed to detect and manage depressive symptoms among at-risk older adults and their caregivers. It is a focused intervention to support better management of depressive symptoms and increase engagement in meaningful activities.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

The focus is on improving movement, balance, strength, flexibility, immunity and relaxation while decreasing pain and falls. Tai Chi is one of the most recommended activities by many health-related organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Health, Parkinson’s Foundation, and many more in the management of chronic pain, while maintaining flexibility.

All classes are not available in all counties. Reach out to your local provider for more information

Health Promotion & Education Partners

AgeGuide

www.ageguide.org
(800) 528-2000

DuPage County

White Crane Wellness Center
[email protected]
(773) 271-9007
Metropolitan Family Services I Wheaton
(630)-784-4838
www.metrofamily.org

Metropolitan Family ServicesI Elmhurst

Kelly Reid
[email protected]
630-784-4839

Grundy County

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Kelli Coy
[email protected]
(815) 523-9910

Kane County

Senior Services AssociatesI Elgin
Minnie Vasquez
[email protected]
(847) 741-0404
Senior Services AssociatesI Aurora
Sean Kelly
[email protected]
630-897-4035

Kankakee County

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Kelli Coy
[email protected]
(815) 523-9910

Kendall County

Senior Services Associates
Jennifer Huber
[email protected]
(630) 533-5777

Lake County

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Chicago
Kari Pohar
[email protected]
(847) 740-6708
White Crane Wellness Center
Michael Svete
[email protected]
(773) 271-9001

McHenry County

Senior Services Associates – Crystal Lake
Molly Clough
[email protected]
(815) 356-7457

Senior Services Associates – McHenry
Jane Gregory
[email protected]
(815) 344-3555

Will County

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Kelli Coy
[email protected]
(815) 523-9910

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