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In collaboration with public and private health and social service partners and community volunteers, the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) promotes effective prevention efforts to keep people healthy and independent.  Evidence-based workshops teach new skills and activities that encourage individuals to develop a healthy lifestyle and reduce their risk in the community.  Workshops are held in different locations at various dates and times throughout the year.  For more information on workshops scheduled at this time, contact the ADRC or check ADRC Events.

Evidence-Based Workshops that Promote Health and Wellness

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program:  Take control, one step at a time!

This workshop is for individuals who are able to walk and would like to begin a basic, low level exercise program with guidance.  

Led by a certified instructor, these one-hour classes meet two-three times per week for six weeks and are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Each session includes:
• Health-related discussion topics
• Self-paced group walks

Walk With Ease Guidebook – Provides all the information, support and tools you need to help you set and reach your goals. The popular walking guidebook includes:
• New customized walk-for-fitness routine
• Stretching exercises
• Heart-rate monitoring techniques

Arthritis Self-Management Toolkit:  Take Home Self-Management Toolkit

This toolkit is for individuals who are unable to attend workshops, and are motivated to improve their health through use of a CD and guidebook from the comfort of their own home.

The Arthritis Toolkit is a Stanford Evidence based program that focuses on helping those with arthritis better manage their pain. The toolkit is an independent program allowing participants to create an individualized plan to focus on their specific needs. The Arthritis toolkit contains: The Arthritis Helpbook, two exercise CD’s, one relaxation CD, an illustrated exercise guide, information packets, and a self-test.

The Arthritis Toolkit is available for loan from your local Sheboygan County Meal site or through the ADRC.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions:  Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

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This workshop is for individuals who have a condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, or any other chronic condition.  Living Well workshop can help you take charge of your life. Put life back into your life by participating in a Living Well Workshop.

Led by certified instructors, these 2 1/2 hour classes meet once per week for 6 weeks.  You'll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand how to evaluate new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.  Set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health-and your life.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Guidebook-provides valuable tips and information to maintain the skills needed to live with any chronic condition.
 

Stepping-On: A workshop that will help you reduce falls!  

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This workshop is a falls prevention program for seniors age 60+ that have fallen, have a fear of falling or want to avoid falling.  It is also helpful for individuals under the age of 60 with an increased risk of falls.

Led by specially trained Nurses, Physical Therapists or Occupational Therapists, this workshop meets for 2 hours per week for 7 weeks.

Stepping On Workshops offer:
• A team of experts on falls prevention to help make simple changes in your lifestyle to minimize your risk of falling
• Discussions about in-home falling hazards, how to improve your vision, medication risks related to falls, the proper use of assistive devises
• Demonstration and practice of simple strength and balance exercises proven to help you improve your strength and balance.

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Other Resources:

Arthritis Foundation

Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

Evidence-Based Workshop for Family Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers:  A Workshop to Empower Family Caregivers

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This workshop is for individuals who are caring for a family member or other loved one.  If you are feeling tired, overwhelmed, isolated and alone due to caregiving this workshop is for you!

This dynamic workshop led by certified instructors held for 2 1/2 hours one day per week for 6 weeks provides powerful, necessary education and support to those who care for others.

Education topics include:  self-care, personal stress reduction, healthy communication skills, emotional wellness, problem solving, family meeting benefits, relaxation techniques, managing caregiver decisions, and much more.

Other Resources:

Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging-wiha

Powerful Tools for Caregivers-UW-Extension
 

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