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Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, Dekalb, Ogle, Lee, Whiteside, Stephenson, and Jo Daviess Counties


Health and Wellness

The Lifescape Health and Wellness program offers highest level, evidence based workshops designed to promote the health and independence of older adults. Workshops consist of a variety of group activities and cover a wide range of topics. These free workshops are hosted at various locations throughout your community.

To find out more about how to participate or host a health promotion workshop, check out the information below and fill out the appropriate form. If you have any additional questions please call 815-490-1107 or email healthwellness@lifescapeservices.org.



A Matter of Balance

Many older adults restrict their activities because they are concerned about falling. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

This 8 week long program meets for 2 hours each week and teaches strategies to reduce the fear of falling. Seniors learn that falls and the fear of falling are controllable. Participants will set realistic goals to increase activity, learn ways to change their environment to reduce factors that cause falls, and learn exercises that increase strength and improve balance. This program helps seniors live life with less fear and helps seniors stay active and independent.


What Do We Know About Falls?

  • 1/2 to 2/3 of falls occur around the home
  • A majority of falls occur during routine activities
  • Falls usually aren't caused by just one issue. It's a combination of things coming together
  • A large portion of falls are preventable!

Who Can Benefit from A Matter of Balance?

Designed to benefit community-dwelling older adults who:

  • Are concerned about falls
  • Have sustained a fall in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • Are age 60+, ambulatory and able to problem-solve


Class Evaluation Results

  • 97% more comfortable talking about fear of falling
  • 97% feel comfortable increasing activity
  • 99% plan to continue exercising
  • 98% would recommend a Matter of Balance

"I am already noticing a difference in my physical being. I am sure I am a little more mobile than I had been and plan to continue these exercises. Hopefully I'll be jumping over the moon soon."

"I seem to be more aware of every situation for my safety. I now 'stop, look and listen' to my surroundings."

 

Bingocize®

Bingocize® offers a unique solution that mixes exercise, health education, and bingo to help overcome health problems in participants across the entire spectrum of care. It’s completely adaptable for all types of facilities and is beneficial for all ranges of physical and mental ability. Evidence shows social, cognitive, and physical improvements when Bingocize® is used regularly.

The Bingocize® program meets the highest- level criteria for evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs as established by the Administration on Aging Evidence-Based Programs Review Committee. The Health Communities Institute also recognized it as an evidence-based practice.

Who Can Benefit from Bingocize®?

Designed to benefit older adults who:

  • Looking for a fun activity
  • Looking to socialize with community
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • Are age 60+, ambulatory and able to problem-solve


 

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      If you have any questions or would like to speak to a Lifescape Health and Wellness team member, please call us at 815-490-1107 or email us at healthwellness@lifescapeservices.org.