Health Promotion

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ElderFit is operating an on-site clinic at DCSL downtown

Our Health Promotion Serivces seeks to give seniors the tools needed to take charge of their health by supporting positive health behaviors and by providing the information and resources needed to stay healthy, active, and independent.
DCSL Health Promotion  participant taking charge of thier health.
In addition to the various exercise classes offered, we provide evidence based programs that have been shown to improve health and well-being. These programs include:
  • The Living Healthy -Chronic Disease Self Management Program
    This program is designed to help participants address their health issues by identifying the barriers that impede the successful management of their issues and developing action plans that will lead to better symptom management and improved health. The workshops take place once a week for six weeks. Each session is 2 1/2 hours long and is facilitated by two trained leaders.
Subjects covered throughout the workshop include:
-techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
-appropriate use of medications
-communicating effectively with friends, family, and health care providers
-appropriate exercise
-nutrition -making informed treatment decisions
  • The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
    “The Arthritis Exercise class has really helped me. My flexibility has improved as I am able to walk and move about better. So much so I walked the 3 mile Turkey Trot in Charlotte for Thanksgiving!” -Irma Riddick
    This group exercise program originally
    developed by the Arthritis Foundation involves weekly classes for persons living with arthritis. Carefully trained instructors assemble exercise and movement routines for each class from a list of some 90 different exercises to be performed while participants are seated or standing as appropriate. Classes also include endurance and/or balance building activities, relaxation techniques, and  health education segments.
  • The A Matter of Balance Program
    This program emphasizes practical strategies that boost participants’ strength and balance through specialized exercises and other activities. It is designed to help reduce the incidence of falls and the fear of falling. The workshops take place over a four week period and consist of eight 2-hour sessions.
In addition to the evidence based programs, we provide an on-site Wellness Clinic run through collaboration with the University Of North Carolina School Of Nursing, a Diabetes Support Group and Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). Contact our Senior Program Director at 919-688-8247 for more information on these programs.

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