Wellness & Safety

Better Choices Better Health

Better Choices, Better Health (also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) helps adults manage the symptoms of chronic diseases, such as arthritis, heart disease, stroke, asthma, lung disease, diabetes, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions. This evidence-based program, developed by Stanford University, is held weekly for 2 ½ hours for six weeks at community-based locations in participating counties.

The workshop sessions are taught by trained leaders in the community; many of whom also have chronic conditions. This creates an environment of mutual support, which builds participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and lead active lives.

Participants Learn

To find out about upcoming classes or becoming a peer leader, contact Milestones.

Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls emphasizes practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals to increase activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and exercise to increase strength and balance. Course: 8 weeks, one 2-hour session per week and are scheduled at independent and assisted living facilities. Most classes are FREE. Donations are appreciated to defray the cost of the class materials. Contact Milestones to get more information or to schedule a group session.

Stop Dependent Adult Abuse

The term “dependent adult” does not just refer to seniors. It includes anyone 18 years and older who requires assistance from another. Dependent adult abuse is not easy to recognize and is far less likely to be reported than child abuse.

Don’t overlook the situation. If you are aware of a dependent adult who is possibly being abused or is in an unsafe situation, contact the phone numbers below.

Milestones is a mandatory reporter and as a certified instructor, can provide Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter training to service providers.