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LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR CHRONIC CONDITION – LIVING HEALTHY WORKSHOPS TO BEGIN IN VENICE

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is offering a FREE workshop for older adults and adults with disabilities who are living with one or more ongoing health conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, pain, cancer, high cholesterol, depression, asthma, heart disease, or high blood pressure. New workshops dates are available to residents in Venice, Florida.

April 7, 2022

BECOME A CERTIFIED COACH TO HELP EMPOWER CAREGIVERS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

You could change someone’s life! The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is seeking individuals who have an interest in empowering and supporting their community. The agency is recruiting new class leaders in Charlotte County for our “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” workshops – a free program designed to help caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a friend or relative.

April 5, 2022

FITNESS PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS PAIN

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is offering a free fitness program to older adults living with arthritis pain or joint stiffness. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is designed to reduce pain and stiffness, restore or maintain joint range of motion, improve balance and coordination, decrease fatigue, increase endurance, and improve overall perceived health status.

March 14, 2022

LIVING HEALTHY WORKSHOPS FOR SENIORS BEGIN IN APRIL

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is offering FREE virtual workshops for older adults and adults with disabilities who are living with one or more ongoing health conditions, like diabetes, arthritis, pain, cancer, high cholesterol, depression, asthma, heart disease, or high blood pressure.

March 8, 2022

BETTER HEALTH WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE OVER THE PHONE – LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR CHRONIC CONDITION TODAY

According to the National Council on Aging, 80% of adults 65 and older have at least one chronic condition. A chronic condition does not have to define you, take control of your life with the Better Health with Chronic Conditions program.

February 24, 2022

CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM OFFERED IN MARCH

Increase caregiver knowledge and skills with this six-week virtual evidence-based workshop offered by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida.

February 21, 2022

STAY ACTIVE THIS NEW YEAR WITH A FREE EXERCISE PROGRAM

Register to attend the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
with the Area Agency on Aging for SWFL. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is an evidence-based program designed for adults age 60 and over to reduce arthritis pain and stiffness, build muscle around joints, increase energy, and prevent other health problems.

January 14, 2022

COMMIT TO LIVING HEALTHY THIS NEW YEAR! JOIN A FREE WORKSHOP TO MANAGE YOUR CHRONIC CONDITION

Learning how to self-manage your chronic condition allows you to live life to the fullest, to improve quality of life, and to reduce symptoms. The Chronic Disease Self- Management Program is an evidence-based program designed to help older adults and adults with disabilities to make a step-by-step plan for improving their health and their lives.

January 5, 2022

AAASWFL IS OFFERING FREE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION TO LEAD “LIVING HEALTHY” WORKSHOPS

The Area Agency on Aging for SWFL is seeking individuals who are interested in leading “Living Healthy” workshops – a program to help people manage their chronic conditions. Training and certification are provided at no cost with a commitment to lead Living Healthy workshops for the AAASWFL.

December 6, 2022

FREE LOCAL SERVICE HELPS SENIORS REVIEW MEDICARE PLAN OPTIONS FOR 2022

Specially-trained SHINE counselors help educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to understand their health care options so they can make the best decisions for their individual needs.

November 11, 2021

LEARN TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH – VIRTUAL WORKSHOP TO MANAGE CHRONIC CONDITIONS BEGINS IN OCTOBER

Four out of every five adults over the age of 60 have at least one chronic disease. Fortunately, free programs are available locally for people with chronic illnesses to take charge of their health.

September 22, 2021

PROCLAMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS: FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS WEEK IN FLORIDA

Governor Ron DeSantis extends his support to all observing September 20-24, 2021, as Falls Prevention Awareness Week in Florida.

September 20, 2021

LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT FALLS – NINE-WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS IN OCTOBER

A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

September 15, 2021

INCREASE HEALTH AND WELLNESS WITH A FREE TAI CHI WORKSHOP FOR OLDER ADULTS IN LEE COUNTY

Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program was designed to relieve pain, improve balance, and significantly reduce falls.

September 15, 2021

VIRTUAL INJURY PREVENTION LIVE WEBINAR ON SEPTEMBER 22 AT 11AM

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging.

September 1, 2021

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LEAD SENIOR HEALTH & WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

Area Agency on Aging seeks volunteer instructors to lead Low Impact Exercise and Self-Management Program classes in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota counties.

August 12, 2021

LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR CHRONIC CONDITION

A FREE six-week online workshop is available for those living in Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, Desoto, and Sarasota counties. If you are a senior with a chronic condition, you are not alone.

August 12, 2021

ELDER ABUSE: IT’S MORE THAN SCAMS – FREE WORKSHOP FOR WEAAD

June 15 is recognized nationally as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse is a silent problem that often robs older adults of their dignity and security. It is projected that by 2050, there will be roughly 320 million victims of elder abuse.

June 8, 2021

AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PROVIDING ONLINE SOCIAL EVENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS IN JUNE

Summer Magic – Join AAASWFL as we invite older adults and their families to keep it cool this summer as we take the party inside with celebrity magician and mentalist Paul Draper and special guests Broadway star Eryn LeCroy and comedian Gabe Abelson.

June 7, 2021

OLDER AMERICANS MONTH – COMMUNITIES OF STRENGTH

This year, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida will celebrate Older Americans Month by encouraging community members to share their experiences. Together, we can find strength—and create a stronger future. Here are some ways to share and connect.

May 1, 2021

AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PROVIDING ONLINE SOCIAL EVENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS

Egg-cited for Some Magic? with Celebrity Magician and Mentalist Paul Draper

April 7, 2021

AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA OFFERS ONLINE SOCIAL EVENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Magic of New Beginnings with Celebrity Magician Paul Draper

January 7, 2021

AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC. OFFERS
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT SENIORS’ MENTAL HEALTH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON In Partnership with Department of Elder Affairs, Together Apart: Holidays at Heart Aims to Limit Loneliness for Seniors
While many older adults choose to stay safer at home and isolate themselves to prevent exposure to the coronavirus, Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc. (AAASWFL), in partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), are ensuring that no senior feels alone during the holiday season.

November 19, 2020

Is Your Medicare Plan Changing? Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period Ends December 7 – SHINE counselors are available to help review and compare plans
Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period will end on December 7 – The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida’s SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselors are here to help!

November 17, 2020

Area Agency on Aging for SW Florida Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters in Fort Myers
AAASWFL recently celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters in Fort Myers located at 2830 Winkler Avenue.

November 5, 2020

Area Agency on Aging for SW Florida Offers Free Training for Health and Wellness Volunteers
Area Agency on Aging for SW Florida seeks volunteer instructors to lead Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

October 15, 2020

Public Service Announcement: Beware of Home Repair Scams After Hurricanes
This busy hurricane season, Florida seniors can protect themselves from becoming victims of home repair fraud by following these important tips.

September 14, 2020

AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOVES TO A NEW LOCATION IN SEPTEMBER
AAASWFL, a nonprofit serving older adults and adults with disabilities, is pleased to announce that beginning September 1, 2020, it will be operating from its new location at 2830 Winkler Avenue, Suite 112, Fort Myers, FL 33916.

September 14, 2020

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