Community Education

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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 more information.  Click on the dates below for a program flyer or the upcoming events flyer above.  

Otsego County Start Date January 3, 2019                    Montmorency County Start Date March 7, 2019                 Ogemaw County Start Date July 3, 2019                    
Otsego County Start Date April 4, 2019                        Montmorency County Start Date July 10, 2019                   Ogemaw County Start Date September 5, 2019         
Crawford County Start Date April 10, 2019
Crawford County Start Date September 4, 2019

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH)      

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 more information.  Click the dates below for an available program flyer.         

Alpena Start Date April 4, 2019          Ogemaw County Start Date April 15, 2019            Ogemaw County Start Date July 9, 2019                                                                                            

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 more information.  Click on the dates below for a program flyer.

Crawford County Start Date January 23, 2019

Walk With Ease

Is a six-week program that will teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life.  Walk With Ease reduces pain, increases balance and strength and improves your overall health.  The program will help motivate you to get in great shape and allow you to walk safely and comfortably.  Contact us at for more information.  

Otsego Start Date January 28, 2019
Otsego Start Date April 1, 2019

  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 more information. Click here for a program brochure. Click on the dates below to view the flyer for the workshops listed.  

Otsego County Start Date January 16, 2019
Otsego County Start Date April 24, 2019
Otsego County Start Date August 21, 2019
Roscommon County Start Date February 7, 2019


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 the brochure.  Click on the dates below to view the flyer for the workshops listed.  

Otsego County Start Date March 20, 2019                   Alpena County Start Date May 16, 2019 

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.