Yates Office for Aging Health and Wellness Programs

Yates OFA Health and Wellness programs empower seniors to thrive after 60 by supporting their nutrition, strength, mobility, socialization, civic engagement and access to community resources.

Nutrition Services Please visit the Nutrition section of the Website to learn more about Yates OFA Nutrition programs.

Transportation A lack of transportation can prevent people from attending important appointments, doing errands, shopping for necessities, and enjoying healthy and fun activities. Yates OFA doesn’t want anyone to miss out on these important aspects of daily living simply because they lack transportation. That’s why we offer trips for medical appointments (in and out of Yates County), as well as social trips for shopping, errands, special events, etc..

Bingocize Bingocize is an evidenced-based health promotion program created at the Western University of Kentucky. This program combines exercise and health information with the familiar game of bingo, which is great fun. The goals of Bingocize are to learn and use health information to maintain or improve your quality of life, improve and/or maintain mobility and independence, and engage with other people in a social setting. This is a 10-week program that meets 2 times a week for 1 hour.

Bone Builders Osteoporosis Prevention and Bone Strengthening – Bone Builders is a safe, simple, and highly effective strength training program. Anyone who has been active or relatively sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health, vitality and well being should attend. Strength training offers physical, mental and emotional benefits. Exercise is also an important part of an osteoporosis treatment program. Physical activity is needed to build and maintain bone health. In older people, exercise also improves function and delays loss of independence. This is a 12-week program that meets twice a week for 1 hour. The class is divided into 3 parts: warm-ups, 8-12 strength training exercises to promote proper body awareness, positioning, flexibility and posture and then cool down. Exercises can be modified so and level of ability can do these exercises.You will also receive easy to use nutrition information throughout the class.

Tai Chi Tai Chi is an effective exercise for a healthy mind and body. Exercise is known to benefit most aspects of health and is recognized as an essential part of the management of arthritis. This is a safe and effective exercise program for a variety of conditions and capabilities. It promotes flexibility, strength, stamina, posture, balance, and mind-body techniques. In this program, groups meet twice per week for one hour for 12 weeks. During each one-hour session, participants begin with 10 minutes of warn up, proceed to 12 movements (learned gradually over the 12 weeks) and then 10 minutes of cool down exercises. This program can be modified to any level of ability.  This program has been approved by the Arthritis Foundation.

Walk with Ease Walk with Ease is an evidence-based program that has been proven to help people with arthritis or other related conditions reduce pain, increase balance, strength and walking pace and improve overall health. This program will help show you can be physically active and make physical activity part of your everyday life. You will develop and implement a personal walking plan for maintaining a long-term exercise routine. In this program, groups meet three times a week for 1 hour for 6 weeks. This program is developed by the Arthritis Foundation.

Personal Emergency Response Program With certain precautions in place, everyone can feel safe and secure while living independently. One wise safety precaution is to have a way to get help in an emergency, even if you are alone and can’t get to the phone. OFA’s Personal Emergency Response Program provides a device to wear that allows the wearer to call for emergency assistance with the push of a button.

Project Lifesaver The ability to instantly know the location of a loved one who has a tendency to wander gives families the precious gift of peace of mind. Through the Project Lifesaver individuals who have a tendency to wander receive a water-resistant, personalized wristband transmitter that emits a unique tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day.

Phone Friends (Telephone Reassurance) Hearing a friendly voice can make the day of someone who lives alone with little opportunity to get out of the house. Phone Friends provides regular phone calls to home-bound seniors to check on well-being and to encourage social interaction.

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Program Contact

Pro Action Yates OFA Contact: 315-279-4321 Call our office for information on all of our programs, including:

  • Transportation
  • Bingocize
  • Bone Builders (Yates)
  • Tai Chi
  • Walk With Ease
  • Personal Emergency Response Program
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Phone Friends (Telephone Reassurance)
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