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Michigan Senior Center Recognized with 'Prescription for Better Health Award' from the National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy
Date:3/17/2009

urse consists of various types of education and group discussion, such as hypertension and other chronic diseases, tips from a local doctor on reducing stress, healthy eating and introduction to physical activity. Additionally, senior participants are encouraged to become instructors, or "Community Health Advisors" and work with the coordinator on conducting the program.

East Providence Senior Activity Center (East Providence, R.I.) - The "Nutrition Weight Loss" program includes weigh-ins, lectures and the ability to eat regular food. A key component to the program is the empowerment of participants in designing the lecture series. At the end of the program seniors receive impact evaluations, collective net weight loss for the group and a satisfaction survey.

Friendship Circle Senior Center (Darby, Pa.) - The "Passport to Health" program is a customized, collaborative, evidence-based program encouraging older adults to increase their daily activity, gain valuable knowledge about nutrition and live a healthier lifestyle. In keeping with the "passport" theme, during the 13-week semester-long program, participants take an imaginary trip to historical sites across the United States. Along the way these older adults "earn miles" that can be redeemed for prizes as they attend health education lectures (fuel stops) or engage in physical activities (tune ups).

Newton Senior Center (Newtonville, Mass.) - The "Fit and Balance Brain" (FABB) program combines physical fitness with brain challenge. Seniors work with volunteer college students studying physical therapy to guide them in playing Nintendo Wii. The seniors play a variety of interactive sports games as well as use the Wii Fit component to focus on specific muscle groups and balance improvement. In additio
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