Health and Wellness Opportunities

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Sponsored by Excellus BCBS and Good Shepherd Communities

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Senior Citizen Indoor Walking Program

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.

Registration Form & Walking Schedule (Click Here)

 

Senior Center Fitness Class Schedule (Click Here)

 

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!

  • Health screenings are offered at area senior centers. Some of the screenings include: skin cancer, breast cancer, stroke, hearing and vision.
  • Health forums are presented by doctors, nurses and other health care professionals on a variety of topics at area senior centers.
  • Physical activity classes at senior centers include: line dancing, chair exercise, yoga, Zumba and classes to help prevent the problems of osteoporosis. There are additional exercise classes offered for a variety of physical activity levels.
  • Specialty programs, at a variety of locations, includes indoor walking programs, stress management sessions, Senior Games, pickleball, tai chi, and flu clinics.

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.


Specialty Wellness Program

Better Balance for Broome:  Falls Prevention Programs

Falls Prevention Tai Chi Programs for Seniors

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 Older Adults and Tai Chi for Beginners.

Upcoming Classes:

Tai Chi for Older Adults (Arthritis)

- February 16 - April 7: Tuesday/Thursday from 1-2 pm at First Ward Senior Center in Binghamton

Call the First Ward Senior Center to register at 797-2307

- April 5 - May 26: Tuesday/Thursday from 1-2 pm at the All Saints Episcopal Church in JC

Tai Chi for Older Adults: Part II (participants must have completed Forms 1-6 prior to taking this class)

- March 9 - April 29: Wednesday/Friday from 10 - 11 am at the All Saints Episcopal Church in JC

Call the JC YMCA to register at 770-9622 Ext. 401

 


Stepping On:  A Wellness Program to Prevent Falls

Gain knowledge and strategies to stay independent and to have a greater awareness and understanding of how to prevent a fall. 

Upcoming Classes:

- April 20 - June 1: Wednesdays from 10 am - Noon at the Berkshire Town Hall

- April 21 - June 2: Thursdays from 10 am - Noon at the Endwell United Methodist Church

- May 2 - June 20: Mondays from 1 - 3 pm at the Union Presbyterian Church in Endicott

- May 3 - June 14: Tuesdays from 10 am - Noon at the East Side Congregational Church in Binghamton

- June 16 - July 28: Thursdays from 10 am - Noon at the Berean Bible Church in Greene

For more information call Diane at (607) 757-0750 or Donna at (607) 765-4180.


Living Healthy

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: 

  • techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation;
  • appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance;
  • appropriate use of medications;
  • communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals;
  • nutrition; and,
  • how to evaluate new treatments.

The program does not conflict with existing programs or treatment; it is designed to enhance regular treatment.

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.

 


Health and Wellness Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions