A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota
Healthy Aging Classes
315 10th St, Rm 202A, Worthington, MN, 56187-2315
Distance: 994 Miles
Classes and workshops on how to make decisions that can help your health as you get older or as a caregiver helping others.
The programs have been tested through research and by real-world participants.
This agency provides classes on the following:
* Falls Prevention Programs - A Matter of Balance: Available in Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, and Rock counties
* Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance: Available in Lincoln and Lyon counties
* Chronic Conditions Management - Living Well Workshops: Available in Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Nobles, Redwood, and Rock counties
* Living Well with Chronic Pain: Available in Lyon county
* SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life): Available in Lyon, Murray, and Rock counties
This agency has received Title III funding for evidence-based health promotion programs in Cottonwood, Lyon, Lincoln, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock counties.
Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, services are changing rapidly.
You can also visit helpolderadultsmn.org to search for changes to your services.
If you need help to find alternative services, chat with us.
- Title III
The fee varies by location
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
- Cottonwood County 1012 5th Ave, Windom, MN, 56101-1479
- Lincoln County 319 N Rebecca St, Ivanhoe, MN, 56142-9572
- Lyon County 607 W Main St, Marshall, MN, 56258-3169
- Murray County 2989 Maple Rd, Slayton, MN, 56172-1461
- Redwood County 250 S Jefferson St, PO Box 130, Redwood Falls, MN, 56283-8304
- Rock County 319 E Lincoln St, Luverne, MN, 56156-1604
Other Services or resources
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JR-8200.3000-200Fall Prevention Programs Definition
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the risk factors associated with trips, slips and falls by older adults and others in and around their homes and the measures that can be taken prevent their occurrence. Delivery formats may include fact sheets, safety check lists or other informational materials; individual or group educational sessions which may include strength and balance exercises; and general media campaigns. The programs may address illnesses and other physical conditions that affect mobility and balance; "high-risk" medications or medication combinations that may cause drowsiness; lack or improper use of needed mobility aids; proper versus improper footwear; environmental safety hazards such as unsafe or unlighted stairways, uneven or slippery walking surfaces, obstacles such as throw rugs and exposed cords or wires, unsteady furniture or lack of grab bars and handrails; and other similar factors.
LH-2700.1540Chronic Disease Self Management Programs Definition
Health care programs that provide multidisciplinary education, training and support regarding recommended therapeutic regimens, medical procedures and self-care for adults, adolescents and/or children who have undergone surgery or who have chronic conditions (such as diabetes, asthma/COPD, kidney disease/ESRD, heart disease/hypertension and AIDS) that require ongoing management, and/or for family members who may be involved in their care or affected by their condition. The objective of these programs is to empower patients to manage their own chronic conditions in partnership with their health care providers. Chronic disease self management assistance may be provided in a variety of settings including classes/workshops, individual counseling sessions and as home-based services, particularly in situations where conditions in the home have an impact on the individual's illness. Chronic diseases are illnesses that are prolonged, do not resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely.
LT-1750.1750-250Geriatric Diabetes Management Clinics Definition
Programs that provide comprehensive care for older adults who have diabetes and who may face special challenges in managing their disease including limited mobility, memory impairment, lack of exercise, inability to prepare appropriate meals and depression as well as complications from other conditions and, in some cases, social barriers.
PH-0800Caregiver Training Definition
Programs that provide training for family members and other informal caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself. The focus of the training is on building the skills and capacity of the caregiver to manage their caregiving role. Some programs include a caregiver assessment, development of an individualized plan that focuses on the caregiver, setting goals and establishing a routine for ongoing support for the caregiver.
YD-3300Informal Caregivers Definition
Family members, friends, neighbors and others who assume responsibility for attending to the daily needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems without compensation. Some, but not all, states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. Most of these programs have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet, and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving. Benefits may also be available for veterans and their families through the Veteran's Administration.
A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar. Principal symptoms are elevated blood sugar, sugar in the urine, excessive urine production and increased food intake. Complications of diabetes if left untreated include low resistance to infections leading to a susceptibility to gangrene, cardiovascular and kidney disorders, disturbances in the electrolyte balance and eye disorders, some of which may lead to blindness.