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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Encouraging good health maintenance through education, physical fitness and improved self-care abilities


60 years of age and older.

Top 3 Goals

  1. To develop a regional health promotion project to address a national public health problem of concern to older adults.
  2. To encourage senior centers to develop individual health promotion projects by applying for special funding.
  3. 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 for strength and balance, 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
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • Silver Sneakers
  • Stay Active and Independent for Life

Strategies For Weight Loss  Eating on a Budget

Health Promotions Video


Cynthia Rockey
(865) 691-2551, Ext. 4342

Counties Served

Blount County, Claiborne County, Campbell County, Anderson County, Knox County, Morgan County, Cocke County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Jefferson County, Loudon County, Monroe County, Roane County, Scott County, Sevier County, Union County

Resources to Download

  • Health Promotion BrochureHealth Promotions and Resources Brochure


  • Stay Active and Independent for Life (S.A.I.L.) Newsletter October - December 2017


  • Stay Active and Independent for Life (S.A.I.L.) Newsletter July - September 2018


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