Health Promotion & Wellness
The health and quality of life of Lewis County older adults is a top priority at the Lewis County Office for the Aging. If you or a loved one in your household is living with a long-term health condition you can get support staying healthy through a variety of offerings each year. Health promotion and wellness program participants often say that they feel better and are able to be more active in general.
Examples of health promotion and prevention services include:
- Falls prevention
- Physical activity
- Weight loss and control
- Stress management
- Improved nutrition
My Turn: Self Care Group (new Fall 2021!)
The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program (AFAP) is a community-based, group program that uses a variety of water-based exercises to increase physical activity among adults with arthritis. The Lewis County Office for the Aging offers this program through Double Play Community Center. A list of interested participants is maintained and interested parties are encouraged to placed their names on the list. Call the Lewis County Office for the Aging at 315-376-5313 for more information about upcoming classes.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
This program is recommended by the CDC and has strong scientific evidence to support it's benefits. The CDC recommends the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention as evidenced based to effective at preventing falls. Tai Chi An is an art embracing the mind, body and spirit – originating in China, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. For many, it continues as a lifetime journey. The Lewis County Office for the Aging offers this program through Mindful Motivation- Yoga and Meditation in Lowville, NY.
Walk with Ease
Walk With Ease combines self-paced walks with information about health-related topics. It is an individual program that allows participants to work on their own at their own pace to increase their physical activity. WWE group sessions meet three times per week for 6 weeks. Trained group exercise leaders begin each session with a pre-walk discussion covering a specified topic related to exercise and arthritis, followed by a 10- to 40-minute walk that includes a warm-up and a cool-down.
Chronic Disease Self Management Course