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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is an evidence-based program appropriate for adults with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases or related musculoskeletal conditions who live with mild, moderate and severe joint and back pain.

It is especially appropriate for adults who have a higher risk of falling. 

It has been shown to

  • Improve balance
  • Increase muscular strength
  • Improve mobility
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve psychological health
  • Decrease pain
  • Prevent falls

*Classes meet once a week for 16 weeks

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Dates: January 12 - May 18, 2022

Time:  1 PM - 2 PM

Location:  Virtual Program

Register is now closed. Fill out the below form to be added to the waitlist. For more information call (410) 507-2059 or email Clemie Pizzillo.

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Enhance Fitness
Enhance Fitness

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: January 24 - May 20, 2022

Time:  9 AM - 10 AM

Location:  Virtual Program

Register using form below. For more information call (410) 507-2059 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 Clemie Pizzillo

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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

Dates: February 22 - March 29, 2022 on ZOOM

Time:  6 PM - 8:30 PM

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

For questions, call (410) 222-0268

Register using form below or email Penny Tilghman

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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:

  • arthritis education
  • stretching
  • strengthening exercises
  • motivational strategies

Join a hybrid walk with ease group and :

  • Meet your group in-person once a week
  • Participate in self-guided sessions twice a week via email
  • 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.**

Add your name to the wait list for Walk With Ease 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
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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