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. Participants will learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier, adding physical activity into daily routines, and improving coping skills.Learn More
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.Learn More
Put Life Back in Your Life! A proven program to improve health and well-being for people with long-term health conditions. Arthritis, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, etc. You'll learn and share with others!Learn More
Living Well with Chronic Pain is a 6-week workshop that teaches practical skills for living a happy, healthy life while managing chronic pain. You will learn about techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, poor sleep, appropriate use of exercise, appropriate use of medication, effective communication, how to evaluate new treatments, and nutrition. This interactive workshop meets for two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks. This workshop is for adults, ages 18 and older.Learn More
If you are one of the millions of people living with diabetes, we have good news to help you achieve a better quality of life. Participating in this program can help you learn skills to manage your diabetes more effectively by checking blood sugar regularly, eating healthy food, being active, taking medicines as prescribed, and handling stress.Learn More
Millions of people in the United States have had cancer at some point in their lifetimes and the numbers are growing. Cancer self-management education programs can help people affected by cancer identify ways to reduce stress, manage pain, relax, and feel better.Learn More
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB) is an evidence-based exercise training program that was designed for older adults at risk of falling and/or people with balance disorders. The program was developed at Oregon Research Institute by Fuzhong Li, Ph.D.Learn More
SAIL is an evidence-based program designed to prevent falls and includes exercise classes, educational materials, and self-assessments. The classes are designed specifically for older adults and focus on strength, balance, flexibility, and aerobics. All exercises and aerobics can be done sitting or standing and are very adaptive.Learn More
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have this concern. It is based upon research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University.Learn More
Empower yourself! Join thousands of others who have taken key steps toward positive behavior change by participating in Aging Mastery®—a guide to building a playbook for aging well and making the most of the gift of longer life.Learn More
Do you live with osteoarthritis or another chronic pain condition? Walking can help you manage your pain and improve your overall health. The Walk With Ease program can inspire you to start a personalized and enjoyable walking program today.Learn More
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.Learn More
Men's Sheds are an international movement designed to provide senior and retired men the opportunity to share stories, work on projects, and provide service to their community. We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at Whitney. Questions? Concerns? Call out our front desk at 320-255-7245!
The cultivation of mindfulness is essentially the practice of presence, deep listening and awareness. Mindfulness enables you to wake up and be more fully present to what is really going on in your inner and outer worlds, and to the stream of moment-to-moment change. Mindfulness offers you greater choice and the capacity to live-on-purpose as an alternative to living a reactionary life dominated by mindless habit and out of control reactivity.
Bingocize offers a unique solution that mixes exercise, health education, and bingo to help overcome health problems in participants. The sessions consist of different topics such as range of motion, balance, muscle strengthening, and endurance exercises. Health outcomes for participants are: - Improved lower/upper body strength, gait, balance, and range of motion - Improved aspects of cognition - Increased social engagement - Improved knowledge of falls risk reduction and nutrition
PEARLS, or Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives, is a treatment program designed to reduce symptoms of depression and improve quality of life among older adults and among all-age adults. PEARLS helps individuals to lead more active and rewarding lives. A University of Washington study determined that PEARLS participants had a 50% or higher reduction in symptoms of depression, and 36% showed complete remission!