Health & Wellness Programs

As we age, falls and common chronic health conditions can have devastating effects on our independence and quality of life. Fortunately, falls are preventable and many chronic conditions are manageable -- even preventable -- when we have access to programs that teach us how to make health-conscious decisions, set goals and overcome barriers to healthy living. Council on Aging is working to improve older adults’ access to evidence-based wellness programs in the community, and offers two programs at convenient locations throughout our service area.

Healthy U

HEALTHY U helps Ohioans stay active, make healthy choices and manage chronic conditions so they can have the highest possible quality of life. Healthy U workshops are offered for people with diabetes and for people with any type of chronic or ongoing health condition. There is even an online version available.

Visit our events calendar to find and register for a workshop near you.

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning group program that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants meet in small groups in community settings once a week for 8 weeks, where they learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals, change their environment to reduce risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Visit our events calendar to find and register for a workshop near you.

REGISTERED VETERANS: For information about Healthy U (Chronic Disease and Diabetes) and Matter of Balance workshops sponsored by the VA Medical Center, call (513) 861-3100 x4881.

Interested in teaching or hosting a workshop? 

The Healthy-U Chronic Disease Self-Management and A Matter of Balance programs are looking for leaders and host organizations for these proven programs. No experience or medical background necessary -- just a willingness to help people improve their quality of life. Free training available. Some leaders may be eligible for a stipend. 

Any community site interested in hosting an Title III Evidence-Based Health Education workshop should contact Judy Eschmann at (513) 345-8683 or jeschmann@help4seniors.org to discuss the opportunity. Additional information about the responsibilities of a host site can be found in the MOU Site Agreement for Hosting Workshops.

Anyone interested in becoming a Volunteer Leader to facilitate workshops or anyone interested in participating in a workshop, should contact Brittaney Burton at (513) 345-8637 or bburton@helpforseniors.org. Additional information about the responsibilities of a Volunteer Leader can be found in the Volunteer Leader Agreement.