Sponsored by Excellus BCBS and Good Shepherd Communities
The Broome County Office for Aging and the local school districts have teamed up to offer people age 60 and older indoor
walking during the winter months. Registration is required.
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!
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.
Better Balance for Broome
Falls Prevention Programs
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 Arthritis and Tai Chi for Beginners.
Gain knowledge and strategies to stay independent and to have a greater awareness and understanding of how to prevent a fall.
For more information call Diane at (607) 757-0750 or Donna at (607) 765-4180.
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:
The program does not conflict with existing programs or treatment; it is designed to enhance regular treatment.
Learn more about becoming a leader.
Leaders go through a fun and educational four day training, all materials and lunches are provided. Volunteer leaders are currently being recruited. All Living Healthy sessions are co-taught and people of any age can be trained to lead these sessions. One person leading the session has to have at least one chronic disease or be a caregiver of someone with a chronic disease. Friends can be trained together to lead the sessions, or partners can be assigned after completion of the training.
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, please call 607-778-2411.