The ADHS Arizona Living Well Program has researched and developed a Report on Aging in Arizona and an Aging in Arizona Fact Sheet. Both resources contain invaluable materials and content relevant to providing services for the Boomer Generation. The ADHS Arizona Living Well Program has used funding from the Administration on Aging to join with other community partners to establish the Arizona Living Well Institute (AzLWI).
Arizona Health Matters
Arizona Health Matters brings non-biased data, local resources and a wealth of information to one, accessible, user-friendly location. The intent is to give communities the tools they need to read and understand the public health indicators that affect the quality of their residents’ lives.
AZ Links is Arizona’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), created to help Arizona Seniors, People with Disabilities, Caregivers and their Family Members locate resources and services that meet their needs.
Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls emphasizes practical strategies to reduce this fear 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. A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University, and has been nationally recognized.
The Enhance Fitness Program is a series of specially designed and tested exercises developed specifically for mature participants. The program consists of one-hour classes, meeting three times a week and is designed to be socially stimulating while focusing on areas of recognized importance for mature participants: stretching, low-impact aerobics, strength training and balance.
Please visit the Enhance Fitness website to locate classes in your area.
Arizona Diabetes Coalition
The purpose of the Arizona Diabetes Coalition is to reduce the burden of diabetes on individuals, families, communities, the health care system, and the State.
Find a recognized Diabetes Self-Management Class through the American Diabetes Association.
Area Health Education Centers
The Institute is partnered with all five Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in the state of Arizona! For more information on AHECs please visit the National AHEC website or the Arizona AHEC website. Our local partner is the Greater Valley AHEC.