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Tai Ji Quan

Tai 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 proven to: 

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

Dates: September 20, 2022 - March 2, 2023

Time:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:  ZOOM (Wear comfortable athletic shoes, and light breathable exercise clothing)

Registration is now open. 

All participants should be able to access ZOOM. Materials will be mailed to you. Please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging and Disabilities at (410) 222-0268 with any questions about this course.

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Walk With Ease

Walk With Ease

WALK WITH EASE is a FREE 6-WEEK self-management, community-based physical activity and arthritis education program

While walking is the central activity, this program also includes:

  • arthritis education
  • stretching
  • strengthening exercises, and
  • motivational strategies

JOIN A HYBRID WALK WITH EASE GROUP AND:

  • Meet your group in-person twice a week
  • Participate in a self-guided sessions
  • once a week. 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 13, 2022 - October 21, 2022

Time:  9 AM - 10 AM

Location:  O'Malley Senior Center Annex Building - 1270 Odenton Road Odenton, MD 21113

Registration is now open. 

Please call or email Dellare McLaughlin at the Department of Aging and Disabilities at (410) 507-2059 with any questions about this course. Register below.

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Cancer, Thriving, Surviving 

Cancer, Thriving, Surviving

Cancer, Thriving and Surviving is a FREE 6 week, interactive group workshop delivered for cancer survivors who have completed their major cancer treatments. Participants participants will meet weekly for 2.5 hours to learn skills to deal with: problems such as fear of recurrence, changes in body image,  frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty, appropriate exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility, and endurance,  making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, setting priorities, relationships.  Core skills taught include action planning, problem solving and decision making.

This workshop is for adults, 18 years and older who are managing cancer or are in remission.

Dates: October 20, 2022 - December 1, 2022

Time:  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:  ZOOM

Registration is now open. 

Please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging and Disabilities at (410) 222-0268 with any questions about this course.

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

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Program Benefits

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a FREE virtual workshop. This is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program which meets in a group setting weekly, 2.5 hours for 6 weeks. This program is designed for those who been diagnosed with chronic health issues such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, depression, or any other physical or mental health conditions. 

Participants learn self management tools such as: 

  • action planning and problem solving
  • healthy eating
  • communications
  • modes of exercise
  • how to manage stress
  • and much more

Dates: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road Glen Burnie, MD

Registration is now open.  (All materials will be mailed to participants.)

To inquire about upcoming workshops, please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging and Disabilities 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

Dates:  January 12th -  February 16th on ZOOM

Time:  5:30 PM - 8:00PM

Location:  Virtual using ZOOM | Participants must be able to access ZOOM with video ON. 

For questions, contact the Department of Aging and Disabilities at (410) 222-0268.

Register using form below or email Penny Tilghman

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