Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Arizona Living Well and Tai Chi

What is the Arizona Living Well Program?

Arizona Living Well provides evidence-based programming for older adults in Yavapai County. 

Healthy Living: Self management of Chronic Conditions Workshop

YCCHS offers free Health Living with Chronic Condition workshops at various times and places throughout the year. There are three workshop types. Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions is for anyone with an on-going health condition and/or their caregiver. The other two are specific to a certain condition; Healthy Living with Chronic Pain and Health Living with Diabetes.

How was the program developed?

These workshops were developed by Stanford University and have been proven to help participants with an on-going health condition to learn how to better control their health. Workshop topics include healthy eating, dealing with difficult emotions, working with your healthcare team, and goal setting.  The Healthy Living program lasts for 6 weeks  and meets once a week for 2 1/2 hours.  There is a break in each session.  The workshops are free and interactive.  Healthy snacks are provided.

For more information or to register, call 928-442-5372 OR visit the Arizona Living Well Institute website .

What are the outcomes of the program?

Those who participate in the program report feeling better and more “in control” of their conditions. They also report less fatigue and are more physically active. Studies have also shown that participants spent about one day less in the hospital a year.

Who is eligible?

Anyone living with or caring for someone with an ongoing health condition may participate. Healthy Living Workshops will not conflict with existing programs or treatment.

Is there a cost?

There are no fees for this program. A Workshop book is available from funding provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Living Well Institute.

Where are workshops located?

Workshops are ongoing at a variety of locations in Yavapai County.  Individuals interested in this program may call for current workshop times and locations.

Who do I contact for more information?

Arizona Living Well Program

Phone: (928) 442-5372

Tai Chi for Health

YCCHS provides free Tai Chi classes from the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention program developed by Dr. Paul Lam. With the many different forms of Tai Chi, this program uses the Sun style and to help participants improve balance, develop tranquility, and work on deep breathing. Many participants take Tai Chi to relax, fave fun, and socialize with other in the class. This program can be done either standing up or sitting down.

Classes are one hour, two times a week, for eight weeks.

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes when attending the classes.

For a list of upcoming classes and locations, call (928) 442-5372.

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