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An active, older adult couple doing Tai Chi outdoors.
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Three older adult women in a pool enjoying an aquatics class.

Healthy Aging Programs in Grand Rapids, MI

Healthy Aging Programs

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan serves the community through a variety of helpful programs and services. We are dedicated to helping older adults stay active, flexible and fit at any stage of life.

Our Healthy Aging Programs

Regular physical exercise is essential in helping to prevent injuries, remain fit, and improve overall well-being. Designed for those aged 60 and older, our classes are both fun and engaging. These classes give you an opportunity to protect and preserve your health without having to go to a crowded gym.

Classes We Offer

We offer a wide-range of programs that fit a variety of needs. Our Matter of Balance Class, for instance, can help you learn how to improve your balance and prevent falls. This is specifically for people who have experienced falls or those who have a fear of falling. Our Enhance Fitness for Senior Class, on the other hand, is a little more physical and interactive and helps to promote strength training, flexibility, balance, and aerobics. Even though it’s more physically active, this class is suitable for both the amateur and the experienced, as the exercises can be modified to fit your level of capability.

Other classes include The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Tai Chi Program, Aquatic Program, and Walk with Ease. We also offer Personal Action Towards Health (PATH) classes that focus on helping people with diabetes, heart conditions, asthma, HIV, and other chronic diseases.

Signing Up for Classes

If you’re interested in signing up for a class, select the class link for more information. You will then have the opportunity to search for classes near you. Contact information, times, dates, and locations will be provided. You can also feel free to email us directly at aaainfo@aaawm.org.

Call Us Today!

Give us a call or stop by today to learn more about our healthy aging programs. A team member is standing by to take your call.

Matter Of Balance Class

an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels in older adults.

Exercise Program

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility, range of motion and maintain muscle strength. While the program is designed specifically for those with arthritis, anyone can participate.

Enhance Fitness For Seniors

EnhanceFitness®, a nationally recognized multi-component community-based physical activity program designed for fit and frail older adults.

PATH

P.A.T.H. (Personal Action Towards Health) Chronic Disease Self-Management--state supported program designed to help participants gain confidence in their ability to control symptoms and find new ways to reduce the negative effects their health problems have on their lives.

Tai Chi Program

Tai Chi is proven to reduce pain and improve mental well-being.

 

Aquatic Program

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program takes place in a warm water pool, which is more comfortable for those with joint pain.

Walk with Ease

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program is a walking program designed specifically for those with Arthritis

Diabetes PATH

Diabetes PATH helps older adults learn to manage their Diabetes and take control of their life.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
3215 Eaglecrest Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616-456-5664 or 888-456-5664 • Fax: 616-456-5692

aaainfo@aaawm.org

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