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Classes for Area Agency on Aging

Current Classes

Your Partner in Serving Older Adults, Persons with Disabilities & Caregivers

This free workshop is for nonprofit, healthcare and government professional care managers. It provides an overview of the many services and resources provided by the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Public Benefits
  • Nutrition and Senior Center Supports
  • Information and Referral Services for Persons with Disabilities and older Adults
  • Care Coordination
  • Caregiver Support
  • Medication Screening
  • Long-Term Care Application Process
  • Health and Wellness Education Programs
  • Ombudsman Services for Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities

CAPCOG will hold this virtual workshop in two parts. The first from 9 to 10:30 a.m. January 22, and the second 9 to 10:30 a.m. January 29. CAPCOG will distribute links to join the workshop via email to registrants closer to the event date.

Date/Time:
January 22, 2021, 9:00am – 10:30am
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 programs, which were developed at Stanford to help older adults better manage their pain. These courses are offered to adults 60 years of age or older experiencing chronic pain.

During the program, participants will learn:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Moving easy exercise and nutrition 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:
January 31, 2021, 12:00pm – 11:59pm
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 teaches techniques that will let individuals do the following:

  • Manage Symptoms
  • Incorporate Exercise
  • Monitor Nutrition
  • Talk with Your 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.

Contact Jessica Martone, CAPCOG health, prevention and wellness coordinator, to register.

The course is free, but participation is limited.

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

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