Supportive wellness programs.
WRAAA Wellness Expos
The Wellness Expos allow WRAAA and vendors to showcase many different products and services that are available to older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. What makes these events different is that we put an emphasis on education, and we reach out to professionals and family caregivers.
- Amazing marketing, outreach, and professional networking opportunity
- Scheduled field trips for senior centers and residential living communities
- FREE breakfast and bingo activity for seniors
- Presentations, and entertainment offered throughout the day
- FREE health screenings
- Vendor tables starting at $200/each; $350 for 2 Expos; $550 for 2 Expos
Wellness Expo Great Northern Mall
Dates and locations to be announced throughout the year. For more information, contact us.
EyeSense – Vision Screening Program
In collaboration with Prevent Blindness/Ohio Affiliate, the WRAAA now has certified vision screeners that can come to your agency and conduct free vision screenings for your consumers. Please note that screeners do not diagnose eye disease. Adult Vision Screeners are certified by Prevent Blindness and identify risks for eye disorders or disease; provide the public with valuable information and education about eye care, and may make referrals to an eye care professional.
This pilot program focuses on medication management offering a free review of prescribed medications by a licensed Pharmacist and/or qualified provider to determine medication-related problems. As a result, consumers may be better able to manage their medications and prevent adverse effects.
Elderly and disabled individuals are vulnerable to home-related incidents including fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, home invasions, and falls. This program introduces participants to home safety issues and home safety assessments to identify homes that are at risk for accidents, carbon monoxide poisonings, fires, and invasions. Please note many municipalities offer free smoke detector installation and home safety checks. Please consider partnering with us to create these health wellness opportunities for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given 2.5 hours once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries, and hospitals.
Subjects covered include:
- Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation
- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
- Appropriate use of medications;
- Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
- Decision making
- How to evaluate new treatments
Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)
The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is given 2.5 hours once a week for six weeks, in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries, and hospitals.
Subjects covered include:
- Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear, and frustration
- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
- Healthy eating
- Appropriate use of medication
- Working more effectively with health care providers
Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, and other health professionals both at Stanford and in the community have reviewed all materials in the workshop.
How Sweet It Is!
A Diabetes Awareness Program is designed to assist individuals and groups with learning how to self-manage chronic diseases like diabetes. This program will focus on building a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, exercise, and stress management.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers©
This is an evidence-based six-week education program. Each class is 1.5 hours. Making a difference in the lives of over 70,000 caregivers, this program helps caregivers build confidence, access local resources, manage emotions, and practice positive self- care.
Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance (MOB) is an award-winning evidenced-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Note, eight to ten participants and a commitment to attend an eight week series of classes are required. Each class is 2 hours in duration. Find a MOB workshop near you. Additional information on how to become a Volunteer Leader for "HEALTHY YOU" or "STEADY YOU."
Aging in Community: Attractive Options for Today's Seniors
Aging in place is becoming increasingly popular, primarily because many seniors want to maintain their lifestyles in their communities. Click here for more information.
Common Health Stressors Seniors Face
Growing older is a challenge everyone must face, but that doesn’t make it any easier. And many factors affect how much stress you must deal with in your golden years. Fortunately, there are ways to address those conditions and make life more enjoyable. Click here for more information.
For additional information about these outreach opportunities, please contact WRAAA Community Outreach at 216-539-9209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org