Friday February 12th, at 10am, Belknap County Area Committee on Aging welcomes Community Health Improvement Specialist, Carolyn Muller from LRGHealthcare

Friday February 12th, at 10am, Belknap County Area Committee on Aging welcomes Community Health Improvement Specialist, Carolyn Muller from LRGHealthcare.  Carolyn will discuss two current programs that she teaches at LRGHealthcare; Stanford Universities Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, and A Matter of Balance program.  Both of these programs address two of the biggest concerns older adults face, and are the main factors in older adults being admitted to a hospital, rehabilitation center, or nursing home.

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom have a chronic diseases themselves.  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.  This eight-week workshop led by trained facilitators is a nationally recognized program developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University. During the class, participants learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risk at home and exercise to increase strength and balance.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.  QUESTIONS ARE ENCOURAGED, SO PLEASE WRITE THEM DOWN AND BRING THEM WITH YOU TO ALL SESSIONS.   Please contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or sdhendricks@wesleywoodsnh.org for more information.

The Mission of the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging is to advocate and inform the public on matters relating to the development and implementation of local, state and federal programs / issues affecting well-being, independence and dignity in keeping with New Hampshire’s goal to keep seniors healthy, helping us to realize full potential.

The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings start at 10am, the 2nd Friday of each month.  The committee meets in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Rte. 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford.  All are welcome.

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