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

Wyandot Memorial Hospital

  • Address: 885 North Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky
  • Dates: Mondays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 4 & 11
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Call 567-247-6503 to register

The Ohio State University (Mansfield Campus)

  • Address: 1640 University Drive, Ontario
  • Dates: Thursdays, March 7 - April 11 
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Call 567-247-6503 to register

 Matter of Balance Classes

Calvary United Church of Christ

  • Address: 511 Heiser Court, Crestline
  • Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 13 - April 3
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Call 567-247-6503 to register

Madison Adult Career Center

  • Address: 600 Esley Lane, Mansfield
  • Dates: Mondays, March 4 - May 6
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Call 567-247-6503 to register

Healthy U: Diabetes Classes

No classes scheduled at this time.

 Diabetes Empowerment Education Program Classes (DEEP)

Grace Episcopal Church

  • Address: 41 Bowman Street, Mansfield
  • Dates: Thursdays, April 18 - May 23
  • Time: 10:00 PM to 12:00 PM
  • Call 567-247-6503 to register