Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (D.E.E.P)

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (D.E.E.P)

Self-Management Diabetes Program – The Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P.) is a FREE program for Arkansans living with diabetes. People who join the D.E.E.P. program will attend 6 weekly, two-hour learning sessions where they will get hands-on training on understanding food labels, meal planning, and other helpful tips on diabetes care.

In these classes you will learn how to live a healthier life with diabetes:
  • Find out how diabetes affects your body
  • Make sense of your blood sugar numbers
  • Meet others who have diabetes
  • Have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations
  • Learn about diabetes through classes located in the community near your neighborhood.

Register online or call: (501) 623-0020

What to expect:
A trained instructor leads the class, which meets one day a week for six weeks. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and learn more from others in your class.

A Matter of Balance (AMOB)

A Matter of Balance (AMOB)

Falls Prevention Class – A Matter of Balance is a FREE class that teaches older adults practical ways to reduce the risk of falling. The class, which features eight, two-hour sessions teaches participants to view falls and the fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals to increase physical activity; change their home setting to reduce fall risk factors; and exercises that increase strength and balance.

RetireGuide offers a free guide called “Excercise for Seniors” that has excellent suggestions for what to do, and what NOT to do when planning your fitness goals.

Ageless Grace

Ageless Grace

Brain Health and Exercise – Ageless Grace Programs will be offered throughout the state of Arkansas.

The Ageless Grace Program is ideal for:

  • Anyone who would like to stay youthful and vibrant
  • Caregivers (professional or family members) who work with these special populations and want to provide ease of movement to their clients and/or loved ones.

Exercise/Fitness

Exercise/Fitness

Our Center on Aging offers a variety of exercise and fitness programs including Tai Chi and Drums Alive.