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Classes for Older adults

Adults who are 60 years of age or older.

Current Classes

Online - Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area is conducting online versions of the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions program for older adults. This six-week, evidence-based program teaches older adults, 60 and older, with chronic illnesses the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and increase one’s activities.

Using a group setting to give a shared learning experience, the program provides techniques that will help people:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Incorporate exercise
  • Monitor nutrition
  • Talk with their doctor
  • Make informed treatment decisions
  • Deal with emotions

This program runs for six weeks and will be delivered online. Participates will need to be able attend using a computer, smartphone or tablet. The program will be held from Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 8 to Aug. 12.

The course is free, but participation is limited.

Date/Time:
July 8, 2021, 10:00am –
July 9, 2021, 12:30pm
Cost: Free


Online - Living a Healthy Life - Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area is conducting online versions of its Chronic Pain Self–Management program, which were developed at Stanford to help older adults better manage their pain. This program is offered to adults 60 years of age or older experiencing chronic pain.

During the program, participants will learn:

  • Techniques deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Easy exercises and nutrition plans for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals

This program runs for six weeks and will delivered online. Participates will need to be able attend using a computer or mobile device. This course is being offered based on interest.

Contact Jessica Martone, CAPCOG health, prevention, & wellness coordinator to if you're interested in registering for a course.

Class size is limited, but there is no cost to attend.

Date/Time:
December 31, 2021, 12:00pm – 11:59pm
Cost: Free


A Matter of Balance

This award-winning program is designed to help those who are 60 years old or older to manage falls and increase their activity levels.

Older adults who participate in this class will learn to: 

  • view falls as controllable
  • set goals for increasing activity
  • reduce fall risks at home
  • exercise to increase strength and balance

A Matter a Balance is an nine-week course that is taught once a week for two hours. It is ideal for older adults who:

  • are concerned about falls
  • interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • have fallen in the past
  • have restricted activities because of concerns about falling
  • are able to problem solve and remember discussions

This program will be delivered online based on interest. Participates will need to be able attend using a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Date/Time:
December 31, 2021, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Free


Online - Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area is conducting online versions of the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions program for older adults. This six-week, evidence-based program teaches older adults, 60 and older, with chronic illnesses the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and increase one’s activities. This program will be offered based on interest.

Using a group setting to give a shared learning experience, the program provides techniques that will help people:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Incorporate exercise
  • Monitor nutrition
  • Talk with their doctor
  • Make informed treatment decisions
  • Deal with emotions

This program runs for six weeks and will be delivered online. Participates will need to be able attend using a computer, smartphone or tablet.

The course is free, but participation is limited.

Date/Time:
December 31, 2021, 11:58pm – 11:59pm
Cost: Free

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