Our Wellness Programs can help you find information and give access to ways our residents can live healthier lives.
Find dates and times for our upcoming wellness programs and support groups in our Calendar listings to the right or in our current newsletter.
A special thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors who help make these programs possible.
Current Wellness Programs
They include but are not limited to:
Health and housing fairs
Health screenings such as blood pressure, blood sugar, osteoporosis, and cholesterol
Annual flu immunizations
Arthritis Foundation Exercise/Tai Chi programs
Support groups meeting regularly at Westlake Center include:
Managing and Preventing Diabetes
Stroke / Parkinson's Support
Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
This 6-week workshop, also known as Take Charge of Your Health, developed at Stanford University Patient Research Center, guides people living with chronic conditions, including how to deal with the impact that these diseases may have on their lives and emotions.
A 5-year research project found that people who took the program when compared with those that did not improved their healthful behaviors, improved their health status, and decreased their days in the hospital.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop
Living with chronic pain can be a very difficult problem for many people. This workshop is designed to give individuals some self-management tools, including:
How individuals can take on everyday tasks to greatly improve their lives
Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
Exercises appropriate for maintaining strength, flexibility and endurance.