Community Education

Click here for a list of workshops for the programs listed below:  EBDP Workshops

A Matter of Balance

Eight two-hour small group sessions led by a trained facilitation that helps older adults who are concerned about falls; have had falls in the past; restrict activities because of a fear of falling OR are interested in   improving flexibility, balance and strength. Classes are for those age 60 or older who able to get ambulate and problem solve. Contact us at for a list of workshops.

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH)                                                                                                                                                   seniors exercising

PATH empowers people to take an active role in managing a chronic or long-term health condition. Workshops meet for 6 weeks in 2½ hour sessions. Adults with any chronic condition such as arthritis, heart disease, emphysema, depression, etc. benefit from creating personal action plans to achieve practical goals in managing their conditions.  

Personal Action Toward Health-Diabetes (Diabetes PATH)

 Like PATH, Diabetes PATH is a 6 week 2½ hour workshop specifically designed for adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes PATH is a complimentary program to the diabetes education you receive  from your health care provider. Diabetes PATH helps you learn techniques to take charge of your diabetes, better communicate with your health care team and make weekly action plans to help you stay on track. Contact us at for a list of workshops.                                                                                                            

Personal Action Toward Health-Pain (Pain PATH)

Is a self-management program that will not conflict with your existing pain management programs or treatment. Instead, it will give you the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage your health and pain, and help you keep active. Workshops 2½ hours for a six week period. Contact us at for a list of workshops.

Creating Confident Caregivers (CCC)

If you’re a caregiver caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or memory loss, this 6 week program is for you. Learn about dementia and its effect on the brain, how to reduce your stress and create a positive environment for your loved one. You’ll also learn how to plan activities for your loved one that are based on their strengths, gain self-confidence in your caregiving role and so much more. Contact us at for a list of workshops.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  This class series meets once a week for six weeks.   Click here for class information beginning October 19, 2018.  

Elder Abuse Prevention

Region 9 AAA offers an annual community education event aimed at the prevention and awareness of elder abuse. Too many seniors are victims of scams, theft, abuse and neglect. Learn more about this issue by attending our next event. Contact us at for more information.

Best Practices of Northern Michigan Conference

The Best Practices of Northern Michigan Committee formed 19 years ago with the mission of bringing culture change to northern Michigan long term care skilled nursing facilities.  Membership in this program is a collaborative effort between Area Agency on Aging Regions 9 and 10, and include Long Term Care Ombudsman staff as well as multiple professional disciplines from local nursing home, assisted living, social service, home health, hospice, and related organizations. An annual conference is held in May which provides multiple educational options for attendees.  For more information go to:  Best Practices.