Wellness and More

EyeSense – Vision Screening Program

In collaboration with Prevent Blindness/Ohio Affiliate, the WRAAA now has certified vision screeners that can come to your agency and conduct free vision screenings for your consumers. Please note that screeners do not diagnose eye disease.  Adult Vision Screeners are certified by Prevent Blindness and identify risks for eye disorders or disease; provide the public with valuable information and education about eye care; and may make referrals to an eye care professional.  

MyMeds Ohio

This pilot program focuses on medication management offering a free review of prescribed medications by a licensed Pharmacist and/or qualified provider to determine medication related problems.  As a result consumers may be better able to manage their medications and prevent adverse effects.

HomeMatters

Elderly and disabled individuals are vulnerable to home related incidents including fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, home invasions and falls.  This program introduces participants to home safety issues and home safety assessments to identify homes that are at risk for accidents, carbon monoxide poisonings, fires and invasions.  Please note many municipalities offer free smoke detector installation and home safety checks.  Please consider partnering with us to create these health wellness opportunities for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given 2½, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals.  Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) decision making, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments.

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)

The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is given 2½ hours once a week for six weeks, in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries and hospitals. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration; 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; 3) healthy eating 4) appropriate use of medication; and 5) working more effectively with health care providers. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, and other health professionals both at Stanford and in the community have reviewed all materials in the workshop.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers ©

This is an evidence-based six week education program.  Each class is 1.5 hours. Making a difference in the lives of over 70,000 caregivers, this program helps caregivers build confidence, access local resources, manage emotions and practice positive self- care. 

Matter of Balance

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is an award-winning evidenced – based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Note, eight to ten participants and a commitment to attend an eight week series of classes. Each class is 2 hours in duration. Click here for a curriculum.

 

For additional information about these outreach opportunities, please contact WRAAA Community Outreach at 216.539.9209 or email fperkins@psa10a.org