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June 2022

Matter of Balance

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Hall – St. Joseph, 12 West Minnesota Street
St. Joseph,56374
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Thursdays, Jun 7-uly 26, 9:00am-11:00am, In-Person @ Heritage Hall, St. Joseph A Matter of Balance consists of eight two-hour sessions for groups of 10-12 participants. Sessions are held in community sites such as senior centers, senior housing, libraries, etc. The class utilizes a variety of activities to address physical, social, and cognitive factors affecting fear of falling and to learn fall prevention strategies. The activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions and exercise training.…

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Health Coaches for Hypertension Control

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive
St. Cloud,56303
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Thursdays, June 30-Aug 18, 9:00am-10:30am, In-Person @ WSC The aim of Health Coaches for Hypertension is to improve hypertension self-management through small group educational sessions and support offered by trained health coaches. Goals include: increasing knowledge about hypertension self-management, increasing stage of readiness to make lifestyle changes required for successful self-management, promoting behavior changes in nutrition, physical activity, stress management, tobacco use, and medication management. Health Coaches for Hypertension consists of eight sessions. The 90-minute sessions include experiential learning strategies…

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July 2022

Living Well with Chronic Pain

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive
St. Cloud,56303
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Mondays, July 11-Aug 15, 1:00pm-3:30pm, In-Person @ WSC Chronic Pain Self-Management can help you develop the skills needed to take control of your pain and live a happier and healthier life. Classes meet the same day weekly for six-sessions. This interactive workshop helps people who have chronic pain learn how to take control. The sessions deal with the issues that everyone living with ongoing ( chronic) pain faces. Each session lasts two and one-half hours. We encourage you to bring…

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Aging Mastery

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive
St. Cloud,56303
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Tuesdays, July 19-Sept 27, 9:00am-10:30am, In-Person @ WSC/Zoom By participating in this program, individuals increase their: Social connectedness Physical activity levels Healthy eating habits Use of advanced planning Better communication with health care providers The goal of this program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes. The classes will explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention, and community engagement. For…

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Steps to Healthier Living: Living Well with Chronic Conditions

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesdays, July 27-Aug 31, 11:00am-12:00pm, Telephone/Toolkit Steps to Healthier Living Steps to Healthier Living (also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) helps adults of all ages and caregivers manage the symptoms of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and any other physical and mental health conditions. This evidence-based program, developed by Stanford University, is held weekly for 2 ½ hours for six weeks at community-based locations in participating counties and also virtually throughout…

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August 2022

Guided Autobiography

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive
St. Cloud,56303
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Mondays, Aug 8-Sept 26, 9:00am-10:30am, In-Person @ WSC Guided Autobiography is a 10-week class that helps individuals organize their life stories. Guided by a trained instructor, participants are led through themes and priming questions that evoke memories of events once known but filed away and seemingly forgotten. Writing and sharing life stories with others is an ideal way to find new meaning in life as the uncertainties of the past, and the contradictions, paradoxes, and events of life are put…

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Lifestyle Coaching – Diabetes Prevention Program

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mondays, Aug 15-Dec 12, 11:00am-12:00pm, Zoom The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes. It is based on the CDC’s curriculum and the NDPP’s standards. Among people 65 years and older, 23.1 million have pre-diabetes. Research has proven that this program cuts the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 71%. Participants will learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier, adding physical activity into daily routines, and improving…

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September 2022

Living Well with Diabetes

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mondays, Sept 12-Oct 17, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Telephone/Toolkit Living Well with Diabetes is a 6-week group program for people with type 2 diabetes. The program was developed by Stanford University to help you manage your diabetes symptoms, tiredness, pain, and emotional issues, by helping you learn skills to better manage your diabetes day to day. Program Details This interactive workshop meets for 2.5 hours a week in various community locations. It is delivered by two trained leaders, one or both of whom…

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Matter of Balance

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive
St. Cloud,56303
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Thursdays, Sept 15-Nov 3, 10:00am-12:00pm, In-Person @ WSC A Matter of Balance consists of eight two-hour sessions for groups of 10-12 participants. Sessions are held in community sites such as senior centers, senior housing, libraries, etc. The class utilizes a variety of activities to address physical, social, and cognitive factors affecting fear of falling and to learn fall prevention strategies. The activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions and exercise training. During the class,…

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