60 years of age and older.
Top 3 Goals
- To develop a regional health promotion project to address a national public health problem of concern to older adults.
- To encourage senior centers to develop individual health promotion projects by applying for special funding.
- To increase regularly scheduled exercise classes and health screening events at the senior center level and improve senior center community partnerships through continuing health promotion programs.
Explanation of Services
Health promotion services for seniors are designed to meet the diverse needs and interest of seniors in each County under the jurisdiction of the East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Each senior center is required to develop an annual health promotion plan that serves as a guide for implementing health promotion activities. The health promotion program manager, with the senior center director, assesses, plans and develops a variety of activities relevant to the needs of older adults specific to each county. Health promotion plans are written to common goals and objectives that create health promotion services. Programming is focused on activities that increase exercise opportunities, improve access to health screenings and provide health education information to improve self-care abilities.
Some of the education programs offered include: Arthritis Foundation Aquatics, Arthritis Foundation Exercise, Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi, Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Diabetes Self-Management Program, Matter of Balance, Move with Balance and Music, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Silver Sneakers, Stay Active and Independent for Life, Stepping On.
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