Professional Training

COAAA hosts workshops throughout the year that provide approved, affordable continuing education credits for social workers, counselors, BELTSS, and nurses.

You may register for workshops by printing the registration form and mailing the completed form to COAAA with your payment. Please call the COAAA Education Office at (800) 589-7277 or (614) 645-7250 for further information and to confirm dates. See brochures for more information and for directions. This schedule is subject to change. 

For information on DRIVE Training please visit our DRIVE Training page.

Please note all workshops listed are being offered virtually. No in-person workshops are scheduled at this time.

Our Speakers Bureau offers more than 30 different workshops and presentations for older adults, caregivers, community groups, and employers.

A Matter of Balance

This Falls management program emphasizes practical suggestions to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels in older adults who want to be more active. Participants learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and perform range of motion exercises to increase strength and balance. The workshop series is once a week for 8 weeks.

Caregiver Toolbox Presentations

Free sessions are available for groups and organizations throughout COAAA's eight counties and can be modified to meet your needs. Includes eight different related to caring for an older or disabled adult.

Healthy U

In a series of six sessions once a week for six weeks. This workshop introduces tools and tips to help people self-manage their chronic condition. The companion workshop, Healthy U-Diabetes Self-Management workshop does the same for people with Diabetes and their caregivers.

Healthy Well & Wise

A community education program offering one hour talks for your group or business addressing health and safety issues for older adults and their families. Ideal for church groups, support groups, senior residences and anyone interested in older adult issues.

Medicare Presentations

Free presentations are available for Medicare recipients,caregivers and professionals.

Due to the pandemic, Matter of Balance workshops are postponed indefinitely. There are no remote delivery options for this program at this time. This is subject to change depending on the state of the pandemic. The health of our community members and COAAA presenters is a foremost concern. Thank you for your patience and be well. Any questions, please contact Jane Acri at 614-645-3866 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. This falls management workshop emphasizes prac­tical suggestions to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels in older adults who want to be more active. During the series of eight 2-hour sessions, participants learn to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set realistic activity goals
  • Change their environment to reduce fall factors
  • Perform range of motion exercises to increase strength and balance


Matter of Balance sessions include group discussion, problem solving, and peer support. To achieve the intended outcome from Matter of Balance, attendance at all sessions in the series is required.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Administration for Community Living, “evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs reduce the need for more costly medical interventions.” Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program offered free of charge by COAAA and other partners to groups in Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties.

Class Schedule

No workshops currently scheduled.    Please see notice above.

 

Continuing Education

COAAA offers professional training throughout the year for anyone looking to broaden their education or fulfill CEU requirments.

For more information about scheduled classes and download registration forms view our Continuing Education page.

Drive Training

DRIVE training is a program for drivers who regularly transport passengers with unique needs related to aging or disability. DRIVE training offered by COAAA fulfills the transportation quality assurance standards required for providers under the Older Americans Act Title III services in Ohio and Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program.

For more information visit our Drive Training page.

Workshops and Presentations

Our Speakers Bureau offers more than 30 different workshops and presentations for older adults, caregivers, community groups, and employers.

A Matter of Balance

This Falls management program emphasizes practical suggestions to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels in older adults who want to be more active. Participants learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and perform range of motion exercises to increase strength and balance. The workshop series is once a week for 8 weeks.

Caregiver Toolbox Presentations

Free sessions are available for groups and organizations throughout COAAA's eight counties and can be modified to meet your needs. Includes eight different related to caring for an older or disabled adult.

Healthy U

In a series of six sessions once a week for six weeks. This workshop introduces tools and tips to help people self-manage their chronic condition. The companion workshop, Healthy U-Diabetes Self-Management workshop does the same for people with Diabetes and their caregivers.

Healthy Well & Wise

A community education program offering one hour talks for your group or business addressing health and safety issues for older adults and their families. Ideal for church groups, support groups, senior residences and anyone interested in older adult issues.

Medicare Presentations

Free presentations are available for Medicare recipients,caregivers and professionals.

DRIVE training is a program for drivers who regularly transport passengers with unique needs related to aging or disability. DRIVE training offered by COAAA fulfills the transportation quality assurance standards required for providers under the Older Americans Act Title III services in Ohio and Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program. COAAA schedules DRIVE training and train-the-trainer sessions throughout the year.

DRIVE Course Information

Transporting Older and Disabled Passengers

DRIVE Course Schedules and Registration

Columbus

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Other Courses Around Ohio:

There may be other courses offered in your area of the state. Please check with your Area Agency on Aging which serves your area of the state for course availability. Ohio AAA map

DRIVE TRAINERS Information

  • 2021 Active DRIVE trainers list.  This is not a public list.  Most DRIVE Trainers are training staff from their own companies.  For a copy of this list, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 614-645-7300.
  • Some DRIVE trainers are able to train people using the DRIVE Curriculum outside their companies.  They generally charge a fee for time and materials.  The list of those individuals is here.
  • DRIVE Trainers Recordkeeping Requirements

State of Ohio Rules

Information on Transportation and Disabilities