LifeSpan is committed to offering a variety of health services and evidence-based wellness programs in our community. Monthly health screenings and nutrition education programs are available at our congregate nutrition centers and community locations. In addition, wellness programs are offered on a regular basis at our congregate centers, as well as through partnerships with local YMCAs and parks departments.
For more information on any of these programs, please contact Ramona Miller at 812-206- 7936.
Programs & Classes
Class offerings, schedules and screenings vary over the course of a year in location and workshops. Please check with LifeSpan for current dates and times for programs listed.
Some of our current offerings include:
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Medical authorities agree that suitable exercise for people with arthritis should incorporate components that can improve muscular strength, flexibility, and fitness.
Increased muscular strength supports and protects joints, which will reduce pain. Flexibility exercises also help to reduce pain and stiffness, thus improving mobility. Stamina or fitness is important for overall health and proper function of your heart, lungs and muscles.
Tai Chi for Arthritis helps people with arthritis to improve all these and more. It improves balance both mentally and physically thus significantly reduces the rate of fall of the older adults. Additional benefits include improving relaxation, vitality, posture, and immunity.
Tai Chi for Arthritis is offered at our Joe Rhoads Senior Center in Corydon, Indiana with certified Master Rick Haines as our instructor. Rick teaches the class two days per week at the center.
Walk with Ease
Walk With Ease is a 6-week walking, exercising and education program proven to reduce pain, increase balance and strength, and improve overall health. The program will help motivate you to get in great shape and allow you to walk safely and comfortably. Several of LifeSpan’s congregate centers offer this fun, group-walking program on a regular basis.
Active Living Every Day
Active Living Every Day (ALED) uses facilitated group-based problem-solving methods to integrate physical activity into everyday living. The program utilizes the ALED book and offers optional online support resources for participants and facilitators. LifeSpan offers this 12-week wellness boosting program at our Scottsburg congregate center located at the Bacala Center.
A Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. This program is offered through a partnership with YMCA Floyd County. Please call Ramona Miller for current workshop dates: 812- 206-7936.
Elder Lead Program
The Elder LEAD program is an evidence-inspired statewide initiative that promotes health and wellness among senior citizens.
The initiative works to reduce the likelihood of substance abuse and misuse as well as the onset of mental illness among the elder population. Elder LEAD serves as a protective factor helping to fill the gaps and provide resources to the senior community.
Elder LEAD is designed to provide seniors with the tools necessary to be:
The Elder LEAD program is implemented through a series of workshops that are facilitated in LifeSpan’s senior centers. Geminus Corporation provides administrative oversight for Elder LEAD, which is made possible due to funding from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction (part of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.)
Diabetes Education Program
Diabetes Education programs provide knowledge and skills for people who want to manage their type 2 diabetes and related conditions. Diabetes educators conduct each program, which addresses the needs, goals, and life experiences of people with diabetes. Programs teach you how to eat healthy, be active, monitor blood sugar levels, take medication, problem solve, reduce risk for other health conditions, and cope with your disease. LifeSpan offers this program at several of our Nutrition sites through a partnership with Qsource.
Senior Farmers Market Coupon Program
This program offers vouchers for older adults age 60+ to purchase fresh produce from local farmers’ markets in the summer. For more information please call our Nutrition Department at 812-948-8330.
Clark and Floyd Counties 812-948-8330
Harrison and Scott Counties 888-948-8330 Toll Free
MAIN OFFICE LOCATION
33 State St 3rd Floor, New Albany, IN 47150
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Clark and Floyd Counties
Harrison and Scott Counties
888-948-8330 Toll Free
MAIN OFFICE LOCATION
33 State St 3rd Floor,
New Albany, IN 47150
Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.