One Call for Wellness is built upon the 21st Century Wellness Center concepts: programming relevant to varied needs and interests; options that enable community providers to make program selections that are a good fit with their communities and the mission and vision of their centers; a focus on outcomes; use of evidence-based models; broad partnerships; and the six dimensions of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and occupational.
Programs are offered throughout Cuyahoga County (OH) unless otherwise noted.
financial wellness programs
Senior Financial Education Workshops (up to 6 topics available)
Programs offered by ESOP
- Module 1: Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation
How to recognize and avoid elder financial exploitation
- Module 2: Preparing for the Future
Understanding the documents used for financial planning: 1) Living will; 2) Durable power of attorney for health care; 3) Do not resuscitate form; 4) Will; 5) Durable power of attorney for finances; and 6) Living trust
- Module 3: Goal Setting & Budgeting
How to calculate net worth, set goals and develop a personal spending plan/budget
- Module 4: Taking Control of Credit & Debt
How to navigate debt and understand credit
- Module 5: Building & Protecting Your Assets
How to create a savings and protect against financial abuse
- Module 6: Action Plan: Tying it all Together
Review previous modules, complete individual action plans and discuss next steps
Savvy Saving Senior ® (up to 3 topics available)
May only be offered within City of Cleveland
Programs provided by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging using toolkits developed by the National Council on Aging to help older adults on the path to economic security by providing education in basic money management.
- Becoming Resource-FULL
Budgeting tips, money management tips and tricks, benefits of banking, budget busters to avoid, and how to find and apply for benefits
- Steps to Avoid Scams
An overview of popular scams targeting seniors, tips for avoiding them, and next steps for victims of financial fraud. It was developed in partnership with the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement
- It's in the Cards
Tips and ideas on how to use, manage, and protect government-issued and prepaid debit cards. It was developed in partnership with Money Management International.
nutrition education programs
Community Nutrition Education (6-session package)
Offered by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank
- Healthy Eating 101 - This class will introduce basic principles of healthy eating and nutrition specific to older adults in which later classes will build upon.
- Cooking Healthy on a Budget - This session will introduce meal planning techniques and shopping strategies to get the most out of your budget while keeping health in the forefront.
- Food Safety and Preservation - Learn to prepare and preserve foods in a safe manner. This class will also cover storage techniques to increase the shelf life, especially of perishable items.
- Healthy Cooking Basics - Learn to clean, chop, prep, and prepare a delicious and nutritious meal in 30 minutes or less. This session will cover the healthiest methods of cooking (baking, roasting, broiling, etc.) as well as safe knife skills. Participants will receive supplies that were used in the workshop to take home and practice the skills they were taught.
- Food as Medicine - Learn the basics of diet-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the foods that help to prevent and treat these illnesses with a healthy diet.
- Fuel for an Active Life - The last class of the series will incorporate basics from the last five sessions and add in ways to incorporate physical activity into a healthy lifestyle. Participants will receive a bag of healthy, fresh produce to take home with them.
CATCH Healthy Habits - Adults (up to 10 topics available)
Provided by Fairhill Partners
This program engages adults 50+ with practical tips on healthy eating and active living. Participants also enjoy nutritious snacks that they can make at home and learn how to get moving at their own pace. There are 10 different health topics, to include fiber, sugar, dairy, fat and liquids. Each stand-alone class is one hour in length and led by trained facilitators.
evidence-based health and wellness programs
Chronic Disease Self-Management* (6-session package)
Helps individuals living with long lasting health condition(s) gain confidence in their ability to manage symptoms and understand how their health affects their lives. Workshops meet 2-1/2 hours a week for six weeks and are facilitated by trained leaders, one or both of whom live with a chronic disease.
Chronic Pain Self-Management* (6-session package)
Helps individuals living with back pain, nerve pain, fibromyalgia and other types of chronic pain to improve their confidence in managing their symptoms and daily activities. Based on the same structure as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, workshops meet 2-1/2 hours a week for six weeks and are facilitated by trained leaders, one or both of whom live with chronic pain.
Diabetes Self-Management* (6-session package)
Helps individuals living with diabetes. Based on the same successful structure as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, workshops meet 2-1/2 hours a week for six weeks. Workshops are facilitated by a pair of trained leaders with personal experience dealing with diabetes and diabetes-related conditions.
A Matter of Balance** (8-session package)
This award-winning program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants meet in small interactive workshops 2 hours a week for eight weeks (or 2 hours twice per week for four weeks).
* Self-Management programs provided by Fairhill Partners; developed and licensed by Stanford University.
** A Matter of Balance provided by Fairhill Partners; licensed by MaineHealth.
Aging Mastery Program (AMP) (10-session package)
Provided by Rose Centers for Aging Well and the City of Cleveland Department of Aging
The 10-week program, developed by the National Council on Aging, encourages mastery - developing behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being.
Safe at Home Connections
May only be offered within City of Cleveland
Provided by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging
Helps City of Cleveland seniors and adults with disabilities get connected to resources so that they may remain safely in their homes. Topics include chore services, home repair, tips for fire and fall prevention, benefits assistance, homelessness prevention, options counseling and more!
This initiative funded in part through a Senior Center Innovation Grant awarded by the Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services through the Health & Human Services Levy