Healthy Living Programs 

Living a Healthy Life

Living a Healthy Life is a six-week workshop for adults living with a chronic conditions and their family members.  Through participation this program will help you learn about the latest pain management approaches, how to manage fatigue and identify ways to deal with anger, fear, frustration, depression. Also, learn more about the role of exercise and nutrition, ways to communicate with family and freinds and how to form a partnership with your health-care team. Classes offer support and success building confidence in participants’ ability to manage their health while maintaining active and fulfilling lives.   

Classes are offered by Mid-East Area Agency on Aging at various time and locations.  There is not cost for the classes, donations are welcome.  Participants will receive the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book and relaxation cd. For more information please call 637-207-0847 or email

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning eight-week workshop designed to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. The program was developed by The Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University. 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.Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals to increase activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Classes are offered by Mid-east Area Agency on Aging at various locations and times. There is not cost for the classes, donations are welcome. Participants will receive a free workbook.  For more information please call 637-207-0847 or email 

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