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Macomb Community Action
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6999

community Education Programs

Macomb Community Action's Office of Senior Services offers evidence-based programs at various times and locations throughout the year.

Evidenced-based programs are developed at the university level. Each program has a specific goal and is tested and proven that the material covered is successful at meeting that goal. Classes are highly interactive with brainstorming activities, personal goal setting and problem solving, led by trained leaders.

Community based education programs empower older adults and their caregivers in managing various aspects of their life from health, caregiver support, healthy eating and finances. Workshop participants should be 60 and over, caregivers are welcome and the community at large as space permits. 

These workshops are provided through various community partnerships such as: the Macomb County Health Department, Michigan State University Extension, Wayne State University’s Institute of Gerontology and the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

PATH (Personal Action Towards Health)

 

PATH is an interactive six week workshop that helps seniors learn efficient ways to manage their long term health problems. This program is also beneficial for caregivers of seniors with long term health problems.

Learn to:

  • Make an action plan based on the participants goals
  • Manage symptoms like pain and fatigue
  • Exercise safely, at a comfortable pace

Visit our Events page for upcoming classes.

 

Matter of Balance

 

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.

A Matter of Balance workshops typically meet weekly for eight weeks or biweekly for four weeks. Each session is two hours long.

    The goal of the program is to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among older adults. The program help participants learn to:

    • View falls and fear of falling as controllable
    • Set realistic goals for increasing activity
    • Change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
    • Promote exercise to increase strength and balance

    Visit our Events page for upcoming classes.

     

    Peer Leader Workshop Training

    The Office of Senior Services hosts peer leader workshop training for individuals interested in leading future community education sessions. Contact our office for more information about upcoming training opportunities.

     

    For more information about community education programs contact:

    Phone: 586-469-5228
    Fax: 586-469-7839
    TTD: 586-469-5962

    Macomb Community Action
    21885 Dunham Road, Suite 6
    Clinton Township, MI 48036

    Email: mca@macombgov.org
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