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

Evidence-Based Education Programs

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

Evidenced-Based Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 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.

The programs are lead by two trained leaders, who follow the program and the script provided. The classes are highly interactive with brain storming activities, personal goal setting and problem solving.

Healthy Eating

Healthy EatingHealthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults workshops are conducted over six sessions, meeting either weekly or twice a week for two and a half hours each time. A restaurant outing follows the last session.

The program uses MyPlate as a framework and includes recommendations for combining physical activity with good nutrition. Participants can expect an interactive experience that incorporates education, group discussion, goal setting and problem solving. The program also includes a grocery store tour and making a meal together.

The classes will learn strategies to help:

  • discover healthy cooking methods
  • read food labels and determine portion sizes
  • incorporate exercise as part of daily life
  • set and meet personal goals
  • identify nutritious food choices
  • problem solve

 

Check our Events page for upcoming classes.

Matter of Balance

Healthy Eating

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. Each session is two hours long, and led by trained leaders from the community.

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.

Participants can expect to engage in group discussions, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training and exercise to help increase range of motion, flexibility and strength.

The classes 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

 

Check our Events page for upcoming classes.

Lay Leader Training

In addition to the workshops, the Office of Senior Services also hosts lay leader training for individuals interested in leading future sessions of both programs. Contact them at (586) 469-5228 to find out more information about upcoming trainings.