Explore Workshops

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Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a community-based recreational program specifically designed to teach adults with arthritis how to exercise safely.

Program Benefits

Trained instructors cover a variety of range-of-motion exercises, endurance-building activities, relaxation techniques, and health education topics. All of the exercises can be modified to meet participant needs and abilities. Participants completing the program report experiencing:

  • Improved functional ability
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased confidence in one's ability to exercise

What Is Provided To Participants

Classes meet two or three times per week for an hour. One session is typically 8 weeks long, but many locations offer ongoing classes and participants can continue attending as long as they wish. Each class offers:

  • Range of motion exercises and stretches
  • Endurance exercises
  • Strength building exercises
  • Health education
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Social interaction

Resources & Programs

Visit www.livingwell.utah.gov for more information

Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources:

  • The Utah Arthritis Program aims to increase self-management skills and improve the quality of life for all Utahns affected by arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Partner Resources:

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

Rebecca Castleton
rcastlet@utah.gov
(801) 538-9340

Sources

  1. 2014 Utah Behavior Risk Factor Survillance System (BRFSS) Report
  2. 2013 Utah BRFSS Report

EnhanceFitness

EnhanceFitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age.

Program Benefits

Led by a certified instructor, classes are held three times a week in community settings and are a great workout. Each class may include up to 25 participants and participants may either be amongst peers of their own level of fitness or a group of various fitness levels from the frail to the more fit older adult. Participants completing the program report experiencing:

  • Increased strength
  • Greater activity levels
  • Decreased depression
  • Improved social function

What Is Provided To Participants

Classes meet three times per week for an hour. Each class offers:

  • 5-minute warm-up
  • 20-minute aerobics workout that gets participants moving, or a walking workout to lively music
  • 5-minute cool-down
  • 20-minute strength training workout with soft ankle and wrist weights (0 up to 20 pounds)
  • 10-minute stretching workout
  • Balance exercises throughout the class
  • Social interaction

Resources & Programs

Visit www.livingwell.utah.gov for more information

Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources:

Partner Resources:

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. 2014 Utah BRFSS Report
  2. 2013 Utah BRFSS Report

Living Well with Chronic Conditions (CDSMP)

Living Well with Chronic Conditions (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) is a program for people with chronic health problems.

Program Benefits

The workshops empowers participants to take an active role in managing their health by giving them the key skills needed to manage any chronic health condition. The program addresses common symptoms and worries from all types of chronic disease and illnesses. Family members and others who support people with a chronic health condition are also encouraged to attend. Participants who have completed a workshop demonstrate:

  • Increased exercise
  • Increased ability to do social and household activities
  • Less depression, fear, frustration, and worry about their health
  • Reduction in symptoms like pain
  • Increased confidence in their ability to manage their condition
  • Decreased emergency department visits and hospitalizations

What Is Provided To Participants

Workshops are facilitated by two trained instructors and meet once a week for six weeks; each class lasts 2 1/2 hours. The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Pain and fatigue management
  • How to make an action plan to set and achieve attainable goals
  • Problem solving
  • How to deal with difficult emotions
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • How to make decisions
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication skills
  • Working with your health care professional

Resources & Programs

Visit www.livingwell.utah.gov for more information

Additional Resources

The Utah Department of Health resources:

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Death and Mortality. NCHS FastStats Web site. www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
  2. Utah BRFSS 2014
  3. Utah All Payer Claims Database, 2010

Tomando Control de su Salud (CDSMP)

Tomando Control de su Salud is the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for people with chronic health conditions, taught entirely in Spanish.

Program Benefits

The workshops empowers Spanish-speaking participants to take an active role in managing their health by giving them the key skills needed to manage any chronic health condition. The program addresses common symptoms and worries from all types of chronic disease and illnesses. Family members, translators, and others who support people, who only speak or read in Spanish, with a chronic health condition are also encouraged to attend. Participants who have completed a workshop demonstrate:

  • Increased exercise
  • Increased ability to do social and household activities
  • Less depression, fear, frustration, and worry about their health
  • Reduction in symptoms like pain
  • Increased confidence in their ability to manage their condition
  • Decreased emergency department visits and hospitalizations

What Is Provided To Participants

Workshops are facilitated by two trained Spanish-speaking instructors, and meet once a week for six weeks; each class is 2 1/2 hours. The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Pain and fatigue management
  • How to make an action plan to set and achieve attainable goals
  • Problem solving
  • How to deal with difficult emotions
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • How to make decisions
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication skills
  • Working with your health care professional

Resources & Programs

Visit www.livingwell.utah.gov for more information

Additional Resources

The Utah Department of Health resources:

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Death and Mortality. NCHS FastStats Web site. www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
  2. Utah BRFSS 2014
  3. Utah All Payer Claims Database, 2010

Walk With Ease

The Walk With Ease Program is a community-based, group walking program specifically designed to help individuals start and maintain a safe walking routine.

Program Benefits

Trained instructors cover how to warm up and cool down, stretch, and set personal exercise goals. Each class also includes health education topics related to arthritis and exercise. Participants must be able to stand for at least five minutes. Participants completing the program report experiencing:

  • Improved functional ability
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased confidence in one’s ability to exercise

What Is Provided To Participants

Classes meet three times per week for an hour. One session is 6 weeks long. After the initial session, participants are encouraged to maintain their walking routine by forming independent walking groups. Walk With Ease can also be delivered in a self-directed format with a workbook and weekly interaction with a trained leader to guide the participant.Each class offers:

  • Pre-walk discussion covering topics related to exercise and arthritis
  • Warm-up and stretches
  • Self-paced 10- to 40-minute walk
  • Cool down and stretches
  • Social interaction

Resources & Programs

Visit www.livingwell.utah.gov for more information

Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources:

  • The Utah Arthritis Program aims to increase self-management skills and improve the quality of life for all Utahns affected by arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Partner Resources:

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. 2014 Utah BRFSS Report
  2. 2013 Utah BRFSS Report