Kalamaoo County

Area Agency on Aging Region IIIA

Healthy Living Programs

The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department and the Area Agency on Aging, Region IIIA, encourage community members to participate in Healthy Living Programs. The programs are evidence based, meaning that they have been well researched and proven to work.

The programs build confidence and help you make positive changes in your life-changes that may help you stay healthier and more independent for a longer time. And what's more, these programs are interactive and FUN!

AAAIIIA Healthy Living Programs

General Healthy Living Program Information

Matter of Balance Class Calendar

Personal Action Towards Health (PATH) Class Calendar

Matter of Balance (MOB): is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among older adults. MOB is an evidence based program, based in research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University. This program uses a volunteer lay leader model. If you are interested in attending the program or becoming a volunteer, click on the links below or call (269) 373-5224 for more information.

More information on MOB

MOB Class Calendar

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH): Developed and tested by Stanford University, PATH helps people learn tools and skills for the day-to-day management of long-term health conditions like arthritis, asthma, diabetes, depression, fibromyalgia and heart disease. PATH helps each person better manage their health conditions and their caregivers; Diabetes PATH and Chronic Pain PATH focus on specific conditions. The 6-week workshop meets for 2 ½ hours each week; it is lead by trained lay leaders. For more information on attending any PATH workshop, or becoming a volunteer leader, click on the "volunteer opportunities" link below or call (269) 373-5382.

More information on PATH

PATH Class Calendar

Creating Confident Caregivers: is a program for those caring for loved ones with dementia or memory loss (in the community). This unique, 6-week training uses the university tested Savvy Caregiver Program and provides participants with information and resources to better manage the stress of caregiving. To find out the current class schedule and to register, please contact Patti Stratton, LLMSW, at (269) 373-5141.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a volunteer! Trainings for volunteers for Matter of Balance and PATH are periodically available; Please click on the link below for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities