Evidence-based Disease Prevention (EBDP) programs have been rigorously studied, tested and evaluated and have been shown to provide positive health effects for participants. The following EBDP Programs are offered through the Ionia Commission on Aging:
Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels in older adults.
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility, range of motion and to maintain muscle strength. While the program is designed specifically for those with arthritis, anyone can participate.
The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program is held each Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45 a.m until 11:00 a.m.
Enhanced Fitness is a nationally recognized multi-component community-based, physical activity program designed for both fit and frail older adults.
P.A.T.H. (Personal Action Towards Health) is a Chronic Disease Self-Management program designed to help participants gain confidence in their ability to control symptoms and find new ways to reduce the negative effects their health problems have on their lives.
In addition to EBDP programs, the Ionia Commission on Aging offers
Armchair Exercises gentle exercise program designed for those who are unable to stand for a long period.
Line Dancing a vigorous workout for those who already know or would like to learn line dancing,
Wii Bowling is a computerized bowling program involving everything about bowling except lifting the heavy ball.
If you are interested in any of these activities, complete the application and send it or drop it off at the Ionia Commission on Aging.