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The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff.  Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment.   Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More
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What are the Age Well Community Programs?

Introducing...Living Healthy at Home!

Living Healthy at Home info

We are now offering Living Healthy at Home! This program is offered at no cost and includes a tool kit that you will receive in the mail and weekly phone calls in small groups. 

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If you would like to register, please contact us at agewell@ptrc.org, 336-497-5610 or by filling out this online form Living Healthy At Home Interest Form.

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In partnership with local communities, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging offers a wide selection of health promotion programming. These programs assist older adults, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers in maintaining healthy lifestyles, identifying health problems, and offering effective interventions to address these problems. All of these programs are offered at no cost to the participant. These programs are the heart of the Age Well Community Programs.

*Please note all in-person workshops are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Find A Workshop 

For more information and questions, please contact the Program Coordinator at agewell@ptrc.org or 336-904-0300. 

Program Descriptions

Chronic Disease Self-Management

Living Healthy Series developed by Stanford University

 

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  • These no-cost workshops are provided for two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries, and hospitals.
  • Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
  • Classes are highly interactive, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Could you have prediabetes? Learn your risk with the Prediabetes Risk Test: 

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/risktest/index.html

 Fall Prevention

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1 in 4 adults over the age of 65 fall each year. Also, many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. In fact, 1/3 to 1/2 of older adults acknowledge the fear of falling.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
  • A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Royal Center at Boston University.
  • Designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
  • During the class, participants learn to 1) View falls as controllable, 2) set goals for increasing activity, 3) make changes to reduce fall risk at home, and 4) exercise to increase strength and balance.

 Caregiving

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • A six week workshop with sessions held once a week.
  • Family caregivers learn to improve self-care behaviors, management of emotions, self-efficacy and use of community resources. 


Other programs offered include: Walk with Ease, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Geri-Fit. 

Please note: Sites must already have an instructor trained to implement Tai Chi for Arthritis, Walk with Ease and Geri-Fit.

Please click the picture above to find workshops in your area or visit this link.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you interested in the health and wellness of older adults?

Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community?

Then, volunteer as a leader for the Age Well Community Programs.

Our programs rely on the hard work of our volunteers in order to provide evidence-based, quality health education in our communities. No previous teaching or healthcare experience is required. Volunteers will need to attend a training, hosted by PTRC, to lead workshops. A small honorarium is available to eligible volunteers for facilitating workshops.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact the Program Coordinator at, 336-904-0300, agewell@ptrc.org to learn about upcoming training opportunities.