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Tai Ji Quan Movement for Better Balance Workshops

Ti Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan Movement for Better Balance is a community based fall prevention program. The classes are taught 2x/weekly in groups where participants learn eight modified Yang style Tai Chi forms over a 6 month time frame.

Research is proven to:

  • improve balance and strength
  • improve flexibility and mobility
  • reduce risk of falls by 55% in older adults

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Dates: October 5, 2021 - March 31, 2022. Virtual zoom classes options are listed below.

Time:  1 PM - 2 PM

Cost: Free

Register using form below or email Clemie Pizzillo

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Enhance Fitness
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This evidence-based, FALL PREVENTION, exercise program focuses on stretching, flexibility, balance, low impact aerobics, and strength training exercises. The program is offered virtually via ZOOM and lasts 16 weeks. Required equipment: armless chair and adjustable ankle weights. Pre and post class in-person fall risk assessments are required.

** all participants must be able to stand on their feet without pain for at least 10 minutes ** Please wear comfortable athletic shoes and light, breathable exercise clothing.

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Dates: September 20, 2021 - January 14, 2022

Where: Virtually, ZOOM

Time:  9 AM - 10 AM

Cost: Free

Register using form below or email Clemie Pizzillo

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Presents Powerful Tools for Caregivers. 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. Whether you provide care for a spouse, partner, parent, friend, someone living at your home, in a care facility or miles away - this is for a caregiver like you! Learn tools to help you:

  • Reduce personal stress
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Manage time, set goals, and solve problems
  • Better communicate your feelings
  • Make tough caregiving decisions
  • Locate helpful resources

There are currently no Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshops available. To inquire about upcoming workshops, please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.

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Living Well with Chronic Pain Workshop

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Program Benefits

Living Well with Chronic Pain (LWCP) is a 6-session evidence-based workshop designed for those dealing with chronic pain. Participants learn self-management techniques and skills needed in the day to day management of their chronic pain condition. This program has also been proven effective with family and caregivers. This program also aims to help participants better communicate with their health care providers and make healthy day-to-day decisions. 

What Is Provided To Participants 

Participants who have completed a workshop demonstrate: 

  • Pain and fatigue management 
  • How to make an action plan to set and achieve attainable goals
  • Problem solving 
  • How to deal with difficult emotions 
  • Appropriate physical activity for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance 
  • Effective decision making 
  • Healthy eating 
  • Communication skills 
  • Pacing activity and rest 
  • Working with your health care professional 

There are currently no Living Well with Chronic Pain (LWCP) workshops available. To inquire about upcoming workshops, please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.

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Living Well With Diabetes

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This is a FREE 6-week ZOOM workshop designed for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and /or their caregivers. 

VIRTUAL classes meet 2 1/2 hours weekly. Each session builds on the last to help you learn the self management TOOLS of goal setting and creating action plans.

Come learn about:

  • The complications of diabetes
  • Managing blood sugar with healthy eating and exercise
  • Dealing with stress
  • Improving communication with healthy care providers

This 6 week workshop begins on September 23rd at 6 PM. Please plan to attend all sessions.

Workshop dates/time: September 23 & 30, October 7,14, 21, and 28, Thursdays at 6 -8:30 PM.

Materials will be mailed to you. You must be able to access ZOOM.  For questions about the series call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.

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Walk With Ease - A program for better learning

Walk With Ease

Walk With Ease is a 6 WEEK self-management, community-based physical activity and education program.

While walking is the central activity, this program also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. Walk With Ease will help you:

  • Motivate yourself to get in great shape
  • Walk safely and comfortably
  • Improve your flexibility, strength
  • and stamina
  • Reduce pain and improve overall health

** All participants must be able to stand on their feet without pain for at least 10 minutes.**

Dates: September 20, 2021 - October 29, 2021. Virtual zoom classes options are listed below.

Time:  1 PM - 2 PM

Location: Brooklyn Park Senior Center - 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD. 21225

Register using form below or email Clemie Pizzillo

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Hypertension 

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Living Well with Hypertension is a 2.5 hour highly interactive workshop designed for people who have been diagnosed with hypertension or high blood pressure. This class teaches those participants how to better manage their condition. Topics covered include:

  • What is high blood pressure
  • Problems with Salt/Sodium Intake
  • Home Monitoring Tips
  • Where’s the Salt
  • Knowing Your Numbers
There are currently no workshops available. To inquire about upcoming workshops, please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.
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Stepping On (Falls Prevention)
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 Stepping On is a 7 week fall prevention workshop. Participants will build confidence and overcome their fear of falling.  Participants who attend the 2 hour class on a weekly basis will learn:
  • Strength and balance exercises you can adapt to your individual level
  • To get back on your feet and recover from a fall
  • To identify and remove or avoid fall hazards in your home and outside
  • How vision, hearing, medication and footwear affect your risk of falling

Gain professional advice from the following:

  • Physical therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Vision Expert
  • Community Safety Specialist
This 7 week virtual workshop begins on July 27th from 1:30-3:30 PM. Materials will be mailed to you. You must be able to access ZOOM.  For questions about the workshop call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268. View Flyer
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