Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging

Wellness Programs

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. provides FREE wellness programs to older adults and caregivers across our service area. For more information or to schedule a workshop your community, contact Megan at (567) 247-6503 or meganthomas@aaa5ohio.org.

 Steady U: A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is a free, eight-week workshop that will teach you how to prevent falls by making simple changes to your health, home, and habits and help build your confidence in your ability to manage falls. Click here for more information.

Healthy U: Chronic Disease

Healthy U: Chronic Disease is a free, six-week workshop for adults with chronic conditions and family caregivers. This course will teach you many strategies including how to:

  • manage pain and symptoms
  • communicate with your healthcare team
  • develop a healthy meal plan and understand food labels
  • make decisions and set goals.

Click here for more information.

Healthy U: Diabetes

Healthy U: Diabetes is a free, six-week workshop that provides an in-depth look at diabetes and teaches us the skills needed to manage it such as:

  • understanding and managing blood sugar levels
  • developing a healthy meal plan and understanding food labels
  • healthy problem-solving and communication techniques.
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a free, six-week workshop that teaches diabetes management through a hands on, interactive approach. DEEP uses tools such as:

  • interactive visuals to understand blood sugar levels
  • activities to develop skills to decrease risks of complication
  • tips to improve eating habits and increase physical activity.
Upcoming Wellness Workshops

Healthy U: Chronic Disease

No classes scheduled at this time.

 Matter of Balance Classes

Mohawk Community Library

  • Address: 200 S. Sycamore Ave., Sycamore, OH 44882
  • Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday from October 16 - November 8
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Call 419-294-5733 to register.

Ohio State University at Mansfield

  • Address: 1640 University Drive, Ontario, OH 44906
  • Dates: Thursdays, October 18 - December 13
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Call 419-524-4144, ext. 2002 to register.

Healthy U: Diabetes Classes

No classes scheduled at this time.

 Diabetes Empowerment Education Program Classes (DEEP)

No classes scheduled at this time.