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Patient Experience

The Villages Health

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the best it can be.

 

In addition to the care you receive from your healthcare providers in the office, we also provide ongoing education resources to help you be your best between visits. Your doctor may have talked to you about some of the topics listed below. Supportive programs and services are available to help you develop, or maintain, healthy habits in these areas.


For a complete listing of topic areas and resources, be sure to visit our Learning Center page:

Learning Center Classes and Education Programs


   

Fall Prevention and Balance

  • Fall Risk Assessment screenings: A trained healthcare professional will take you through 4 short balance assessments to determine if you are at an increased risk for falls. Receive a baseline assessment and learn about community resources and strategies to prevent falls and reduce the chance of injury so that you can stay stronger for longer. Registration is through the Learning Center website and the screenings are provided at no charge. Learning Center Classes and Education Programs – The Villages Health

  • Fall Prevention seminar: One in three older adults fall every year. Don’t become a fall victim! Join us to learn important information on how to reduce your risk of falling. Seminars are held live in the Learning Center classrooms at The Villages Health Primary Care Centers (registration required on Learning Center website) and also recorded and posted to Video Library. Learning Center Classes and Education Programs – The Villages Health (Here’s the video link: https://youtu.be/0CyxbyTES1I)

  • Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Program: Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Join us and learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, make changes in your home environment to reduce fall risks, and exercise to increase strength and balance. This is an 8 week program that meets for 2 hours each week. Participants learn ways to reduce fall risks, reduce fear of falling, and increase balance, strength training and flexibility exercises. Participants complete ~1 hour of seated and standing exercises in class and are expected to complete exercise series 2 more times outside class each week. There is no charge for this program. To register, call 352-674-1779.

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention: Tai Chi is a top-rated exercise for fall prevention by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This beginner program meets twice a week for 7 weeks to learn 21 tai chi forms for better balance and flexibility. The program is offered through The Enrichment Academy ($30 charge) and held at Aviary Recreation Center. To register, visit the Enrichment Academy website at The Enrichment Academy

  • Tai Chi classes through The Villages Recreation Department: Check out the Rec News in The Villages Daily Sun on Thursdays or pick up a copy in any Recreation Center. For an online listing, visit Clubs-Listing.pdf (districtgov.org)


   

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Exercise and Physical Activity

  • Mind in Motion Movement Therapy: Mind-in-Motion™ uses fun, energizing, dance-based movement to improve emotional and physical wellness. Join us to discover a more nurturing way to inhabit the body you were born in—come and learn to “dance through life!” This is a 4-week program that meets once a week on Friday afternoons. There is a $40 charge for the initial 4-week program and then “graduates” can drop in at any time after their initial 4 weeks for $10/class. To register, visit the Learning Center website. Learning Center Classes and Education Programs – The Villages Health

  • Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Program: Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Join us and learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, make changes in your home environment to reduce fall risks, and exercise to increase strength and balance. This is an 8 week program that meets for 2 hours each week. Participants learn ways to reduce fall risks, reduce fear of falling, and increase balance, strength training and flexibility exercises. Participants complete ~1 hour of seated and standing exercises in class and are expected to complete exercise series 2 more times outside class each week. There is no charge for this program. To register, call 352-674-1779.

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention: Tai Chi is a top-rated exercise for fall prevention by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This beginner program meets twice a week for 7 weeks to learn 21 tai chi forms for better balance and flexibility. The program is offered through The Enrichment Academy ($30 charge) and held at Aviary Recreation Center. To register, visit the Enrichment Academy website at The Enrichment Academy

  • Exercise and Physical Activity Seminar: Whether you’re currently a couch potato or a fitness fanatic, this seminar will provide you with resources to round out your exercise program and stay focused on your goals. The seminar is offered live in the Learning Center classrooms at The Villages Health Primary Care Centers (registration on Learning Center website) and also recorded and posted to Video Library. Learn the benefits of exercise, how to overcome barriers, set goals and build action plans. Demo exercises are also included. There is no charge for the class. Learning Center Classes and Education Programs – The Villages Health (Here’s the video link: https://youtu.be/SibJH0GVDmo)

  • Prevent T2 Diabetes Prevention Program: One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. The year-long PreventT2 lifestyle change program, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can help you make lasting changes to prevent type 2 diabetes by focusing on moderate weight loss, healthy eating and regular exercise. To register, call 352-674-1779

  • Community Walks: Join us for healthy activity in different spots around The Villages (and beyond!). Community walks offer a great way to meet new folks that are interested in being active and explore new walking path options in the area. To register, visit the Learning Center website. Learning Center Classes and Education Programs – The Villages Health

  • The Villages Recreation Department offers a wealth of exercise classes and programs throughout the community. For a complete listing, pick up a copy of the Rec News in The Villages Daily Sun on Thursdays, or at any Recreation Center. An online listing is available at Clubs-Listing.pdf (districtgov.org)


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