Programs designed to enhance healthy lifestyles and promote healthy physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
- Diabetes PATH program
- Matter of Balance
- Silver Sneakers Stability Program
- Art Therapy
- Oral Health Programs
- Options Counseling
- Educational Workshops (Various Topics)
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Keeping Independent Seniors Safe (KISS)
- Chatting Helps Aging Adults Thrive (CHAAT)
- Various Caregiver Training and Educational Workshops
Matter of BalanceMany older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. You will learn to:
- View falls as controllable
- Set goals for increasing activity
- Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
- Exercise to increase strength and balance
- Anyone concerned about falls
- Anyone interested in improving balance, strength, and flexibility
- Anyone who has fallen in the past
Silver SneakersGet stronger and improve your balance through exercises that strengthen the ankle, knee and hip joints, all in a fun and social setting. This class is designed specifically to help prevent falls.
KISS- Keeping Independent Seniors Safe
The KISS program (Keeping Independent Seniors Safe), is a telephonic reassurance system that keeps seniors and their loved ones worry-free. Participants in the KISS program can call the KISS office or receive a telephone call every Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to make sure that the participant is alright. Special arrangements can be made for participants that need weekend coverage.
CHAAT – Chatting Helps Aging Adults ThriveLoneliness is the perception of feeling alone or isolated. You may know- or be- one of the 42.6 million adults who experience these feelings daily. Chatting Helps Aging Adults Thrive (CHAAT) is aimed to address the isolation and loneliness issues among seniors. A no-cost friendly call is placed once a week by a volunteer to check-in and chat! If you or someone you know needs to chat please call 810-249-0820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Art TherapyProviding counseling that helps seniors self-identify stress, depression, loss, hoarding, and other cognitive and psychological challenges. VAAA has also partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to provide opportunities for seniors to learn and participate in activities related to art.
Oral Health CleaningsThrough partnership with Mott Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic, oral cleanings are provided to seniors in need.
Medical Nutrition TherapyA physician referred program that allows a registered Dietitian to provide an individualized nutrition plan and education to those with specific diagnosis.
Educational WorkshopsProvided by Valley Area Agency on Aging throughout the community, on various topics including Memories Matter, Caring for a Loved One with Dementia, What is Power of Attorney?, Cooking for One, Senior Nutrition, Food Safety at Home, and What is Diabetes?. Check out our virtual group for caregivers on Facebook.
*Programs and services are subject to availability and may have eligibility requirements