Health & Wellness Programs
Texercise SelectOriginally developed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), this program focuses on interactive educational discussions and physical activities. It is designed to help individuals increase their knowledge about the value of physical activity and healthy eating; increase their ability to engage in healthy behaviors, physical activity and good diet; and to improve their mobility to make sitting, standing and walking easier. This program meets twice per week for 10 weeks. Source: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/food-fitness/texercise
A Matter of Balance
A class designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The program includes eight 2-hour classes where participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; to set realistic goals for increasing activity; to change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and to promote exercise to increase strength and balance. Participants find they have a significant level of improvement regarding management and control of falls and an increase in their level of exercise and social activities. Video: Program Overview Source: http://www.mainehealth.org/PFHA
This evidence based program is available to caregivers of dementia and Alzheimer patients. The nine 1.5-hour sessions deal with the key components of the stress present when caring for a loved one suffering with dementia or Alzheimer's. Relaxation techniques are taught in addition to coping skills, grief and loss management, and dealing with depression. The program is taught by trained facilitators in a small group atmosphere. AACOG offers this program only in the Alamo Region. For classes in Bexar County, visit www.caregiverstressbusters.org.
Source: UT Health Science Center San Antonio