Healthy Living/Put Life Back in Your Life!

Put Life Back in Your Life!

Healthy Living

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Put Life Back in Your Life! is a series of health promotion programs sponsored by PCOA in collaboration with community partners.

Living Well is about managing one’s personal health/staying fit and maintaining or improving your quality of life.

PCOA offers several evidence-based personal health promotion programs for adults 60 years and older.

Choose one of our classes below and sign up now to begin your journey to improved personal health.

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HEALTHY LIVING WITH ONGOING HEALTH CONDITIONS

If  you are living with a chronic condition or are a caregiver for someone with a chronic condition, sign up today for a fun, interactive workshop to help you manage your emotions, pain and fatigue, decrease frustration and increase fitness and self-confidence. Topics include “Sleeping Well,” “Maintaining Balance,” and a “Healthy Weight.”

    • What: A six-week program that meets 2½ hours once a week.
    • Contribution: $20 per person; $30 a couple. (Contribution covers your book and program supplies.)
    • Locations: View class schedule.

Pre-registration for all classes is required. 

Please call the PCOA Health Promotion Program at (520) 305-3410 before registering online due to space limitations. Register online.

A MATTER OF BALANCE

This program emphasizes the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle in order to reduce the risk of falling. Learn to view falls as controllable, the role of assertiveness in fall prevention, and simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Fall hazards in the home and how to get up and down safely will be presented by a guest therapist.

    • What: Eight 2-hour classes that meet twice a week for 4 weeks.
    • Contribution: $20 per person; $30 per couple covers workbook, materials and snacks.
    • Locations: View class schedule.

Pre-registration is required.

Please call the PCOA Health Promotion Program at (520) 305-3410 before registering online due to space limitations. Register online.

ENHANCE FITNESS

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This is an ongoing low to moderate level exercise class taught by a certified fitness instructor. Classes include seating and standing.

Fitness assessments included at 4 month intervals.

What: 1 hour, 3 times weekly. Classes are ongoing.

Contribution: $18 per month or $60 per 4 month session.

Locations:View class schedule.

Pre-registration is required. Register online.

HEALTHY LIVING WITH DIABETES

This fun, interactive workshop for individuals with Diabetes will help you learn to manage symptoms, use relaxation techniques, eat healthy and communicate with your healthcare providers. You will learn to monitor your blood sugar and use medications effectively. You will gain new skills to solve problems, set goals and achieve results. A great opportunity to increase your confidence, feel better and take charge of  your health.

  • What: Six week program meets 2.5 hours once a week.
  • Contribution: $20 per person; $30 a couple. (Contribution covers your book and program supplies.)
  • Locations:View class schedule.

Pre-registration is required.

Please call the PCOA Health Promotion Program at (520) 305-3410 before registering online due to space limitations.Register online.

HEALTHY LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN (Chronic Pain Self Management Program)

If you are living with chronic pain or you are a caregiver for one with pain, register today for a fun, interactive workshop to help you understand acute and chronic pain and learn to balance activity and rest. You will learn ways to manage your emotions, pain and fatigue, decrease frustration. Other topics include the importance of healthy eating, medications and interventions, communication and getting a good night’s sleep.

NOTE: During weeks 3 to 6, participants will be led through 15 minutes of “Moving Easy” exercises selected for individuals with chronic pain.

  • What: Six week program for 2.5 hours once a week (same day).
  • Contribution: $35 per person; $45 a couple. (Contribution covers a copy of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain book and the “Moving Easy” program CD.)
  • Locations: View class schedule.

Pre-registration is required.

Please call the PCOA Health Promotion Program at (520) 305-3410 before registering online due to space limitations.Register online.

Fall Prevention Information

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The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) was observed on September 22, 2016—the first day of fall. This annual observance raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year’s event was Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.


Watch Tina Jennings of KGUN 9 on Your Side’s Morning Blend discuss fall prevention with a panel of local experts.


On this edition of Morning Blend, Dustin Schaber of Community Home Repair and Chris Kang of Valley Assistance Services in Green Valley, explain the Safety & Health in Motion Program and how their agencies work to prevent falls.


Jeannie Lee, Doctor of Pharmacy and Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, explains the role that prescription and over-the-counter medications can play in falls among older adults.


PCOA Health Program Coordinators Tom Pylman and Marty Twitchell, and Pima County Health Instructor Adam Bernal, discuss the evidence-based fall prevention benefits of two of PCOA’s most popular exercise programs: A Matter of Balance and Enhance Fitness.

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Upcoming Events

Pima County End of Life Care Coalition (EOLCC) Open Forum

The End of Life Care Coalition is excited by the momentum, energy and attendance at the September 22, 2016 EOLCC Convening. The Coalition brought together a diverse group to explore needs and opportunities in Pima County. At the Dec. 8th Open Forum we will share the findings from the EOLCC Convening afternoon work session.  This is […]

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