Wellness Programs

LifeSpan is committed to offering a variety of health services and wellness programs in our community.  Monthly health screenings and nutrition education programs are available at our congregate nutrition sites and community locations.  In addition, evidence based wellness programs are offered on a regular basis at our sites, as well as through partnerships with local YMCAs and parks departments.

 

For more information on any of these programs, please contact Ramona Miller at  812-206- 7936.

 

Programs & Classes

 

Class offerings, schedules and screenings vary over the course of a year in location and workshops.  Please check with LifeSpan for current dates and times for programs listed.

 

Some of our current offerings include:

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Medical authorities agree that suitable exercise for people with arthritis should incorporate components that can improve muscular strength, flexibility, and fitness.

 

Increased muscular strength supports and protects joints, which will reduce pain.  Flexibility exercises also help to reduce pain and stiffness, thus improving mobility.  Stamina or fitness is important for overall health and proper function of your heart, lungs and muscles.

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis helps people with arthritis to improve all these and more. It improves balance both mentally and physically thus significantly reduces the rate of fall of the older adults. Additional benefits include improving relaxation, vitality, posture, and immunity.

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis is offered at our Joe Rhoads Senior Center in Corydon, Indiana with certified Master Rick Haines as our instructor.  Rick teaches the class two days per week at the center.

Walk with Ease

Walk With Ease is a 6-week walking, exercising and education program proven to  reduce pain, increase balance and strength, and improve overall health. The program will help motivate you to get in great shape and allow you to walk safely and comfortably.  Several of LifeSpan’s nutrition centers offer this fun group walking program on a regular basis.

Active Living Every Day

Active Living Every Day (ALED) uses facilitated group-based problem-solving methods to integrate physical activity into everyday living. The program utilizes the ALED book and offers optional online support resources for participants and facilitators.  LifeSpan offers this 12-week wellness boosting program in several of our nutrition centers as well as through a partnership with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation department.

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  This program is offered through a partnership with YMCA Floyd County.  Please call Ramona Miller for current workshop dates: 812- 206-7936.

Elder Lead Program

The Elder LEAD program is an evidence-inspired statewide initiative that promotes health and wellness among senior citizens.

 

The initiative works to reduce the likelihood of substance abuse and misuse as well as the onset of mental illness among the elder population. Elder LEAD serves as a protective factor helping to fill the gaps and provide resources to the senior community.

 

Elder LEAD is designed to provide seniors with the tools necessary to be:

 

  • Personal Health Advocates – take an active role in having a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy social life. As personal health advocates, program participants will learn the skills to maintain and improve their personal health as well as the skills and knowledge to help their friends and loved ones.
  • Manage Changes Linked to Aging – learn new ways to adapt to changes, stay active, find new joys, and continue to improve their lives.

 

The Elder LEAD program is implemented through a series of workshops that are facilitated in LifeSpan’s senior centers. Geminus Corporation provides administrative oversight for Elder LEAD, which is made possible due to funding from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction (part of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.)

Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes Education programs provide knowledge and skills for people who want to manage their type 2 diabetes and related conditions. Diabetes educators conduct each program, which addresses the needs, goals, and life experiences of people with diabetes. Programs teach you how to eat healthy, be active, monitor blood sugar levels, take medication, problem solve, reduce risk for other health conditions, and cope with your disease. LifeSpan offers this program at several of our Nutrition sites through a partnership with Qsource.

Senior Farmers Market Coupon Program

This program offers vouchers for older adults age 60+ to purchase fresh produce from local farmers’ markets in the summer.  For more information please call our Nutrition Department at 812-948-8330.

CONTACT NUMBERS

 

Clark and Floyd Counties 812-948-8330

Harrison and Scott Counties 888-948-8330 Toll Free

 

MAIN OFFICE LOCATION

 

33 State St 3rd Floor, New Albany, IN 47150

 

OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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CONTACT NUMBERS

Clark and Floyd Counties

812-948-8330

Harrison and Scott Counties

888-948-8330 Toll Free

 

MAIN OFFICE LOCATION

33 State St 3rd Floor,

New Albany, IN 47150

 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.