Health and Wellness Classes and Preventative Services

Exercise and educational classes for adults 55+ are presented by Joy Sloan, Community Health Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator at Central Plains Area Agency on Aging. Joy explains, "exercise and strength training is what keeps people independent and out of the nursing home. If seniors can maintain an active life and your activities of daily living you are more likely to remain independent and living at home longer."  

Classes are offered in a non-threatening environment and at various locations around Sedgwick County. New students are always welcome to the classes and current students enjoy a light hearted class time that includes fun, friendship and encouragement.  Classes are inviting and willing to include new students regardless of past experience.  Even if students have never participated in exercise classes, the instructor will work with students and modify exercises for students as needed.  

There are many great results seniors see following regular exercise, Joy Sloan, Nurse Wellness Coordinator recently shared about one of her exercise class members. A 92 yr old who fell & broke her hip—had been exercising prior to the fall at one of the classes at a local senior center. She went through rehab & was back living independently within a few weeks. Her doctor commented “people who have been exercising always do better and recover quicker than those who have not.”

A variety of educational presenations are also available upon request. General health and wellness presentation or disease specific sessions can also be scheduled on an as needed basis.  To schedule a class for a club, church group or senior center contact 1-855-200-2372.

There are many class types and various dates and times to meet everyone schedule. For questions about locations contact 1-855-200-2372 or for Senior Center addresses click on Senior Centers.


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Take Charge of Your Health: Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Classes

Have you been newly diagnosed with diabetes or struggling with some aspect of controlling your diabetes? If so, this class may be right for you. This Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) class is designed for senior adults and offered by CPAAA’s diabetes educator.  DSME will help individuals manage and control their diabetes and reduce risk for complications. This is a six week class offered in several locations in Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick County. With a referral from a healthcare provider Medicare will cover 80% of the cost. Annual review classes are also available based on individual need and covered by Medicare (80%).

This DSME class is offerd in Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick County at locations in the community including senior centers and churches. Any individuals newly diagnosed or who has never taken the class may be referred to CPAAA for DSME. A self referral may be made or CPAAA can request a referral from the healthcare provider. The class is essential to managing diabetes. CPAAA's Certified Diabetes Educator will review: Healthy Eating, Monitoring Blood Sugar, Healthy Coping, Being Active, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risk. Call 316-660-7298 to inquire about the next available class.

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Prevent T2, A Diabetes Prevention Program 

You may be at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, but there is something you can do.

Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA) offers a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) called Prevent T2, which assists individuals who are overweight or in the pre-diabetic range to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.  With a focus on training adults 55 and older, CPAAA guides participants in the program to help them learn about healthy eating and increasing their physical activity. This program will encourage participants to  learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle that may prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. The class is offered in a group setting that allows participants to support and learn from each other.  Eligibility for the program consists of a lab reading in the pre-diabetic range or by having a BMI of 25 or greater, in adults 18 years or older. 

To find out if the class is right for you, or to enroll in the program, contact CPAAA at 1-855-200-2372 or

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A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance (AMOB) fall prevention program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels of participants. Class attendees will learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Many classes are scheduled throughout the year at local senior centers and senior housing locations in Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick Counties. For a complete list of AMOB coaches and classe locations click below. Contact the coaches for class schedules.

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Preventative Services 

Medicare covers many preventative services to help you stay healthy including a welcome to Medicare preventative visit and a yearly wellness visit. Each month we’ll highlight preventative services that may be right for you or your loved one. Look for the blue apple in your Medicare and You book for more information.

Below are flyers designed to inform Medicare beneficiaries of the many preventative benefits available to them annually and as needed.

Welcome to Medicare 

Yearly Wellness Visit

Alcohol and Tobacco

Obesity Screening and Counseling

Flu and Other Vaccinations

Nutrition Therapy

Health Screenings

Diabetes Screening and Education

Depression and Cancer Screenings

Cardiovascular Disease Screening and Therapy

Breast, Cervical, Prostate Screenings