Senior Health and Wellness Programs

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) supports several senior health and wellness, chronic disease management, and injury-prevention programs in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties (see program list to the right and below). All of the programs that we offer are evidence-based health programs that have been tested and proven to work in a real-world setting. Whether you are looking to learn how to live with and manage a chronic disease or health condition, such as diabetes, learn how to reduce your fear of falling, develop healthy eating habits as you age, or want to become physically active, we’ve got a program that’s been proven to work and can make a difference in your life.

Become a Trainer!
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to become part-time contingent trainers to lead evidence-based health and wellness programs for older adults. Do you enjoy working with older adults?  Would you like to make a little extra income and set your own schedule? Are you interested in empowering others to live a more independent and healthy lifestyle?  We want to build a corps of community volunteer trainers to lead our Evidence Based workshops. These courses are peer-led, so you don’t need any special qualifications beyond enthusiasm and dependability. Teaching or healthcare experience is not required but may be helpful. Workshops are facilitated by two trained coaches. Participants who successfully complete coach training will be certified to co-lead workshops in their community. Apply on our website today by clicking on this link.  For more information, view this flyer, or contact Kristin Wilson by email at, or at (248) 262-9226.

A Matter of Balance: Fall Prevention
PATH Chronic Disease Self Management
Diabetes PATH Self Management
Chronic Pain Self Management
Cancer: Thriving and Surviving
Enhance Fitness
Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults
National Diabetes Prevention Program
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

How Our Programs Work
Some programs are offered directly by the AAA 1-B, while others are offered via our partner organizations. Most programs are conducted in a small-group setting and led by trained leaders. Most workshops will meet once or twice a week for multiple weeks and will require a commitment for that time period. Some of the programs are free, while others may be offered at low cost. For more information about specific programs and class dates, times and locations, click on the links above.

For questions, or more information about any of these programs, please contact Kristin Wilson, AAA 1-B program manager/nutrition & wellness services, at or (248) 262-9226.