The Area Agency on Aging in Dallas through the Community Council offers the following evidence-based and community wellness programs for seniors and caregivers. For more information visit: https://www.ccadvance.org/ or call 214-954-4247
Diabetes Self-Management | Chronic Disease Self-Management | Chronic Pain Self-Management
Developed originally by researchers at Stanford University, and now overseen by the Self-Management Resource Center, these programs empower persons with diabetes, pain, or other chronic diseases to take an active role in managing their condition(s).
A Matter of Balance (AMOB)
Developed by the Roybal Center at Boston University, A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers (SBP)
Developed at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, this program focuses on weekly relaxation/stress management techniques. Individuals will better their understanding of their loved one, learn coping skills, better understand Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, and learn about community resources.
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
Prevent T2, a CDC recognized program with two major goals. Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle intervention is a minimum of 4% weight loss/weight maintenance and a minimum of 150 min. of physical activity, similar in intensity to brisk walking. Participants learn self-management tools for weight-loss and increasing physical activity.
Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS)
PEARLS program, developed by the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center in close collaboration with Community Partners, educates older adults about what depression is (and is not) and helps them develop the skills they need for self-sufficiency and more active lives.
Medication Review is a program offering a review of all medications by a licensed pharmacist with a focus on keeping current on your medications and identifying drug-to-drug interactions and sensitivities.
We hope this information is helpful to you in the important work you do as a family caregiver.
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