Health Education Workshops

Who We Serve:

A Matter of Balance is a workshop designed to benefit older adults who are concerned about falls.  This workshop may be right for you if you:

  • Have sustained falls in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve

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.  This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of participants led by a trained facilitator.

Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults is a workshop that teaches older adults about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. Based on the USDA MyPlate™, the program includes instruction on label reading and portion control followed by detailed nutrition education on the different food groups as well as fats and sweets. Participants learn goal setting, problem solving and management of dietary patterns, and participate in hands-on activities, including meal preparation and/or a cooking demonstration. It includes 6 one and a half hour long sessions for a small group of participants led by a trained facilitator.

Tai Ji Quan, Moving for Better Balance is a program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Ji in helping older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. It is held at the East Providence Senior Center Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:00 October – April.

Location(s) of the Program:

These no cost workshops are offered at locations throughout the East Bay area in the communities of: East Providence, Barrington, Bristol, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton, and Little Compton, RI.

How You Can Enroll:

Please call the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876 to learn more about workshop opportunities.

How You Can Volunteer:

Our staff of Master Trainers are responsible for teaching the Matter of Balance curriculum to coaches and providing them with guidance and support as they lead the Matter of Balance classes. Join our team of health educators and become a volunteer coach today; call the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876.

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