Healthy, Well & Wise

The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging offers more than 20 educational presentations to choose from for businesses or community groups interested in elderly health. The sessions are at your meeting place and subject to speaker availability. Presentations are typically an hour but may be adjusted to fit your agenda. Early registration strongly recommended!


Fee is based on your group type.

Community Group (Church, social club, etc.): FREE

Business Lunchtime Brown Bag: FREE

Paraprofessional/Staff Inservices: $50 (minimum)

Business Professional Staff Trainings: Negotiable/Varying


Be Stroke-Wise

Identifies the common causes and effects of strokes.Discusses resources for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Dementia & Communicating with Confused Older Adults

Briefly reviews types of dementia and focuses on practical tips for communication and dealing with some problem behaviors.

Depression and the Older Adult

Depression can lead to other life complications. Get insight into causes, symptoms and treatment of this serious but treatable illness.

Diabetes: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Reviews risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.Identifies the steps for prevention.

Emergency Preparedness: More Than Just a Good Idea

This program provides information on basic emergency supply kits, developing a communications plan, and general principles of preparedness.

Fall Prevention: Do You Know Where Your Feet Are?

Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and death for older adults. The costs are not only financial but physical and emotional too. Learn about the simple steps to fall prevention.

Going Green: Where Health and Well-Being Meet

‘Green’ living is more than just recycling. It means eating healthier, being active and getting involve in your community. Learn small steps you can take to positively impact the earth and your health!

Grief Smarts!

Explains various responses to grief, identifies unrecognized losses and offers tips on how to help someone who is grieving.

Have I Got a Deal for You! Health Quackery and Other Scams

Lists the top targets for health fraud and how to spot false claims. Reviews identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself.

Herbal Remedies/Alternative Therapies: Help or Hype?

Learn how to assess the safety & effectiveness of herbal products. Reviews risks, cost, questions to ask & where to get more information.

Hold Your Own Against Colds & Flu

Do you know the difference between a Cold and the Flu - and how to prevent/treat both? Improve your cold and flu prevention knowledge.

Humor: Jest for Health

Offers insights into the relationship of laughter & feeling better, appropriate vs. inappropriate humor & how to find your funny bone.

Maximize Your Memory

Find out how memory works & the factors affecting it. Learn techniques to improve your memory.

'Oh My Aching'... Maneuvering the Aches and Pains of Aging

Hit the road to managing arthritis. Learn about types, symptoms and treatment. Offers suggestions on meeting the challenges of chronic pain.

Putting Health in Motion: Eat!

Find out if you are at risk for nutritional problems. Includes simple steps for healthy eating.

Putting Health in Motion: Breath!

Covers the risks for respiratory disease and how to prevent lung disease. Includes dietary tips and reviews the benefits of deep breathing.

Savvy Senior Safety

Increase your safety savvy. Find out what you can do to manage your personal safety ~ in your home and in your day-to-day travels.

Secrets to Serenity

Describes the basics of stress, good & bad, and ways to manage it through awareness & relaxation techniques.

Shared Care: Making the Most of Your Healthcare Team

You and your health care team need to be partners in today's health care arena. Learn how to maximize a doctor visit and questions to ask about surgery. Reviews major points about safe medication use and your responsibilities. Health Literacy equals good communication.

Sharing Our Stories: The Benefits of Life Review and Reminiscence

Life review and reminiscence are enriching for individuals, families and communities. This topic reviews reasons for relating memories and tips for recording them.

Skin - The Great Protector

Find out what your skin can tell you about your health. Offers suggestions on how to keep your skin healthy and 'working for you'.

Stuff: Tips for Downsizing and Managing Clutter

This session offers insights as to why we collect what we do and when we should be concerned about our collecting. Offers practical tips to assist in downsizing and reducing clutter.

Take Charge! Wellness for Men & Women

Many major health threats can be prevented or treated if warning signs are caught early. Reviews risk factors and prevention strategies for heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.

Wake Better Sleep

Offers clues for the causes of sleeplessness and resources to manage sleep disorders.

60+ Rules for the Road

Driving is cognitively and physically demanding. Reviews sensory losses and suggestions to maximize your driving skills.

Ready to get help? Call COAAA at (800) 589-7277 or fill out our online request form.