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Healthy Aging

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Healthy Aging Programs

Offered by the Maui County Office on Aging

 

Stanford Small-Group Self-Management Programs:

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Better Choices, Better Health® is an evidence-based 6-week self-management workshop developed and tested by Stanford University.  The workshop does NOT replace prescribed treatment.  Instead, the workshop augments and supports medical-professional recommended treatment plans.  Patients learn skills to help them manage their health conditions and interact with their health care providers. Patients diagnosed with diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and a variety of other disorders may benefit greatly from this program. In addition to the disorders previously mentioned, Better Choices, Better Health® expanded to include a workshop specific to cancer.

 

  • Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program is a workshop offered two and a half hours, once per week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peers who are cancer survivors themselves.

            The subjects explained in this program include:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty
  • Appropriate exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility, and endurance
  • Making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Setting priorities
  • Relationships

Enhance Fitness participants in Kihei exercising

For more information or to enroll in a self-management program, please contact the Maui County Office on Aging’s Wellness Coordinator, Lori Tsuhako, at 808-463-3166 or by email at loriann.tsuhako@mauicounty.gov.

Enhance Fitness is an evidence based, 3 times per week exercise program that helps to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and balance. This program helps build relationships among participants and creates an exercise environment that is fun and friendly. Moreover, it has been scientifically-tested and has been shown to improve health and reduce healthcare costs among regular participants.

For more information or to enroll in an Enhance Fitness program, please contact Master Trainer Paula Keele at (808) 870-5530 or by email at pkeele@hawaii.rr.com. You may also contact the Maui County Office on Aging’s Wellness coordinator, Lori Tsuhako, at 808-463-3166 or by email at loriann.tsuhako@mauicounty.gov.

 

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Enhance Fitness Class Schedule

Enhance Fitness Class Site

Days

Time

Hale Kupuna O Lanai

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

2:00 p.m.

Hale O Lanakila (Wailuku)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:30 a.m.

Holy Rosary (Paia)

Tuesday, Thursday

9:00 a.m.

Kahului Union Church

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

7:30 a.m.

Kahului Union Church

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:45 a.m.

Kalama Heights (Kihei)        

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

3:00 p.m.

Makawao Hongwanji

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

8:30 a.m.

Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

10:30 a.m.

Maui Powerhouse Gym (Kihei)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:15 a.m.

Maui Powerhouse Gym (Kihei)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:45 p.m.

Roselani Place (Kahului)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 a.m.

St. Anthony’s Church (Wailuku)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

4:30 p.m.

West Maui Senior Center (Kaunoa Lahaina)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

4:00 p.m.

Hale Mahaolu Ehiku (Kihei)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

9:30 a.m.

Please note that some classes may have a waitlist.

 

For Help Call:
Statewide 643-ADRC(2372)
Maui 808-270-7774
Molokai 808-553-5241
Lanai 808-565-6818