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Health Promotion

Currently, the SEAGO Area Agency on Aging provides evidence-based programs and workshops for members of our community who are 60 years or older.  We also help promote the Healthy Living Classes (The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) offered through Cochise County Health and Social Services.

This program is a series of 6 FREE workshops that help individuals or their care givers manage their chronic illnesses.  Anyone with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, or any other on-going health condition can participate.  The Healthy Living Program in Arizona is sponsored by the Arizona Living Well Institute and is based on the Chronic Disease Management Program developed by Dr. Kate Lorig at Stanford University.

For more information and workshop schedule please contact healthyliving@cochise.az.gov.


To find out about the next series of workshops, please contact our Health Promotions coordinator, Shi Martin at 520.432.2528 Extension 206, or visit the AAA Calendar.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.


For Trainers:

This research based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.


This program utilizes volunteer coaches to teach the eight two-hour sessions. Please visit our training/workshops calendar for upcoming dates.