Healthy U is a free, community-based workshop that helps participants learn proven strategies to manage chronic health conditions and feel healthier. Healthy U is for you if:
Healthy U workshops are conducted in your community by people like you who have learned to take control of their health. They are conducted in six weekly, interactive, small-group sessions that focus on the participants’ role in managing their own illnesses.
Each participant receives a free copy of “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions”, a 374 page guide to self-management.
Healthy U: Diabetes
Healthy U Diabetes uses the same proven model as the regular Healthy U workshop, but it is specifically designed for people who want to learn proven strategies for managing type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Become a Volunteer Leader
Healthy U and Healthy U Diabetes use volunteer instructors, or “lay leaders,” to conduct workshops. Volunteers often have ongoing health issues themselves and benefit from interaction with workshop participant. If you are successfully managing your chronic conditions, consider becoming a lay leader to help others live happier, healthier lives.
Healthy U is Proven!
Healthy U is an evidenced-based program developed by researchers at Stanford University and is sponsored nationally by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Healthy U is brought to you in Ohio by the Ohio Departments of Aging and Health, Ohio’s area agencies on aging and other local partners.
Steady U – A Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance is a program of small-group workshops offered in your community to help participants view falls as controllable. A Matter Balance can help you if:
A Matter of Balance will teach you to:
A Matter of Balance is for you if:
Session 1 Program Introduction
Session 2 Exploring Thoughts and Concerns about Falling
Session 3 Exercise and Fall Prevention
Session 4 Assertiveness and Fall Prevention
Session 5 Managing Concerns About Falling
Session 6 Recognizing “Fall-ty Habits”
Session 7 Recognizing Fall Hazards in the Home and Community
Session 8 Practicing “No Fall’ty Habits” Fall Prevention: Putting it All Together