Health and Wellness Classes and Preventative Services
There are many class types and various dates and times to meet everyone’s schedule. For questions about locations contact 1-855-200-2372 or for Senior Center addresses click on Senior Centers.
A variety of educational presentations are also available upon request. General health and wellness presentation or disease specific sessions can also be scheduled on an as needed basis. For a list of class topics which we can offer to any club, church group, neighborhood association or senior group contact 1-855-200-2372.
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 DSME@cpaaa.org.
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 class locations click below. Contact 855-200-2372 for a class near you.
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.