Taking Charge of Your Health
The Area Agency on Aging offers free classes to help individuals take charge of their health, stay healthier, and remain independent. Two well established, evidence-based programs are offered, A Matter of Balance and the Chronic Disease Self-Management program.
A Matter of Balance fall prevention program has been proven by research through Boston University to reduce the fear of falling and lessen the likelihood of falling after completion of the class.
The Chronic Disease Self-Management program is designed for anyone who has a chronic medical condition. It has been proven by Stanford University researchers to result in significant improvements in key health and social factors for person who complete the course, including fewer problems with their chronic conditions, and fewer outpatient visits, emergency room visits and days spent in hospitals.
Free classes are held throughout Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia Counties. Class size is about 12 people per course, and surveys show a high satisfaction rate among attendees. To find out where classes are in your area, or if you are interested in hosting a course or becoming a trained volunteer, please contact us: