Community Health Works partners with the Area Agency on Aging to provide nutrition and exercise education to county senior centers over the last six years. Activities have included cooking demonstrations, Tai Chi classes, laughter yoga, chair exercises, and education regarding reading nutrition labels.
It is our goal to provide nutrition and activity education in every county senior center in the regions we serve, which covers 45 counties through middle and southeast Georgia. Because funding for senior centers is typically one of the first budget items to be cut, we consider our outreach to the seniors a top priority.
It’s always a fun time hanging out at the senior centers! We have visited several centers numerous times over the years and always enjoy creating a new curriculum to present to them. Seniors have especially loved their own inflatable rubber balls to keep and use in a way that works for them. These balls can be used at home to help them retain muscle tone, so important for balance and maintaining an independent lifestyle.
A simplified booklet is available in both digital and printed form to be distributed during meal delivery or other distribution opportunities, For more information or to request printed booklets, contact us at [email protected] or 478.254.5200.