Miami-Dade Class Information and Locations

      The Healthy Aging Regional Collaborative currently offers the following evidence-based health promotion programs. Please select the one you would like to get more information about. After you read the description, if you would like to register for a workshop use the link at the end of the section to see a schedule of open classes.

      A Matter of Balance 
      Un Asunto de Equilibrio 
      Living Healthy with chronic conditions 
      Tomando Control de su Salud 

      A Matter of Balance
       is an award-winning time-tested program  designed to help you manage and prevent falls and increase your activity levels. In this classworkshop, you will learn to:

        View falls and fear of falls as controllable 
        Set realistic goals for increasing physical activity 
        Make changes to reduce falls at home 
        Exercise to increase strength and balance 

      Classes are two hours in length and are held twice a week for four weeks . A Matter of Balance workshops are held in all three counties in English and in Spanish in both Miami Dade and Broward.

      Un Asunto de Equilibrio es un programa que ha recibido premios nacionales y está diseñado para ayudarle a controlar su temor a las caídas y aumentar su nivel de actividad.   En este programa va a aprender a:

          Reconocer que puede prevenir las caídas
          Hacer metas para aumentar el nivel de actividad física
          Hacer cambios en su entorno para reducir el riesgo a caerse
          Hacer ejercicios para aumentar la fuerza y el equilibrio

      El programa consiste en ocho talleres, cada taller es de dos horas de duración cada uno.   

      Living Healthy workshops are ideal for adults age 60 or older with an ongoing health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety.  The workshops empower you to become more active in managing your health. In this class, you will learn to: 

        Set goals that feel right for you. 
        Find support and solutions to your health concerns. 
        Develop skills to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation. 
        Learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health 

      Living Healthy workshops are offered in English in Monroe, Miami Dade and Broward Counties. Classes are 2 ½ hours in length and are held once a week for six weeks. Locations and schedules for Living Healthy workshops appear below. You are on your way to managing your condition and increasing your quality of life.  

      Tomando Control de su Salud es un programa ideal para personas mayores de 60 años que viven con algún problema de salud crónico, como diabetes, artritis, presión arterial alta (hipertensión), enfermedades cardiacas, dolor crónico o ansiedad.   El taller Tomando Control de su Salud puede ayudarle a tomar las riendas de su vida.   En el taller aprenderá a:

        Establecer metas 
        Recibir apoyo y soluciones a las preocupaciones que tiene sobre su salud
        Nuevas técnicas que ayudan al manejo de la fatiga, dolor, frustración y aislamiento
        Tener mejor comunicación con los proveedores de salud

      El programa consiste de seis talleres, de 2 horas y media de duración cada uno.  

      EnhanceFitness combines the three key components of fitness: strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning into fun filled workshops designed especially for older adults. Participants are sp so enthusiastic that 99.4 % say they would recommend this program to a friend---and they do.! EnhanceFitness workshops enable you to: 

      Train with light weights to build strength —a key element of our fitness program 
      Increase your range of movement and help prevent a fall
      Experience improvements in walking and breathing

      EnhanceFitness workshops are ongoing. Participants are asked to commit to an intial 16 weeks but may continue to participate in the workshop indefinitely thereafter. At all times, you work at your own pace. Your instructor provides individual attention and demonstrates variations and modifications so you will enjoy a level that is a perfect fit for you. Ready to start?  Click here for locations and schedules. 

      Need a class near you?  Every effort is made to offer classes in convenient locations. If you would like to request a class in your area, please let us know.  If there are enough people interested, we will work on adding a class.  Click here to send a request our way