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Powerful Tools for Caregivers - This series of six classes is designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. The roles learned from Powerful Tools for Caregivers benefit caregivers by developing a wealth of self-care strategies to better handle the unique challenges faced by family caregivers. The evidence-based curriculum of Powerful Tools for Caregivers was developed by Dr. Kate Lorig and her colleagues at Stanford University and has benefited more than 80,000 caregivers nation-wide.
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention - Based on the Sun style, Tai Chi for Arthritis is a low-impact physical activity program that includes gentle movements suitable for people of all ages, mobility, ability, and fitness levels with any form of arthritis. Tai Chi for Arthritis is also proven to help reduce the prevalence of falls among older adults. Benefits include: Increased range of motion, strength & flexibility Improved balance Better breathing More energy Feel better For more information on classes contact Area Agency on Aging (910)323-4191.
Matter of Balance - Matter of Balance is an award winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. Classes help participants learn to: View falls and fear of falling as controllable Set realistic goals for increasing activity Change their environment to reduce risk factors Promote exercise to increase strength and balance Classes are designed to benefit community-dwelling older adults who: Are concerned about falls Have sustained a fall in the past Restrict activities because of concerns about falling Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength Are age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve For more information contact Area Agency on Aging (910) 323-4191
Living Healthy Programs - Living Healthy Programs include: Chronic Disease/Diabetes/Chronic Pain Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? There is Help! You don't have to stop doing the things you love to do. The key to getting the most out of life is learning to manage your symptoms. For more information contact Area Agency on Aging (910) 323-4191.

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Family Caregiver Support Group - The Family Caregiver Education and Support Group provides a supportive and educational environment to enhance the caregiver and family understanding of Alzheimer's and Dementia or related cognitive impairments. Meets the third Thursday each month at Kiwanis Recreation Center from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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