Research shows that many of the declines attributed to aging are not due to the aging process, but instead to lifestyle choices. Programs offered by your local senior centers, hospitals, physician offices, colleges and community centers include health screenings, nutrition and fitness classes, falls prevention programs, medication management, chronic condition self-management workshops and much more. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging for more information on the PrimeTime Health offerings in your area.
The primary programs sponsored by PrimeTime Health are as follows:
Healthy Steps for Older Adults
Falls Prevention Worship - Fall Risk Screening & Education Class
The Healthy Steps for Older Adults Falls Prevention Initiative : The Pennsylvania Department of Aging offers this falls prevention program for adults 50 years of age and older. The program is designed to raise awareness of falls, introduce steps on how to reduce falls, improve overall health, and provide referrals and resources. It is available in both English and Spanish.
"A major breakthrough for our community was because of the Healthy Steps Program. Our staff opened a center on a Saturday to integrate Latino and non-Latino participants. It is an exciting new beginning for our Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and the elder Latinos of our service area. It was one of the most wonderful programs that we have had. One gentleman approached me afterward and thanked me for helping the Latino community.”
"This program was just the incentive I needed to exercise more and reevaluate some things at home to reduce my risk of falling."
Healthy Steps in Motion
Exercise Class - Strength, Balance & Flexibility
This is an exercise program developed for adults 50 years of age and older with different fitness levels - beginner, intermediate or advanced. Healthy Steps in Motion is an eight week program with two one-hour classes each week that offers exercise routines to build strength (especially in the lower body), increase flexibility and improve balance. Each participant receives a colorful calendar-style booklet with directions and illustrations of exercises as well as information about how to set goals and keep track of progress.
"Some participants felt that they would not be able to do it, but others found that it made life easier at home when doing daily activities; they had better balance and better posture."
"One individual had virtually no exercise history before starting HISM. He lost weight and felt his energy level skyrocket. Another participant reported better mobility and increased speed in her walking gait."
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Health Education - Support & Motivation for Daily Management of Chronic Conditions