Healthy U

Due to the pandemic, COAAA will be providing the Healthy U workshops VIRTUALLY on a limited basis. We will be utilizing ZOOM or other platforms provided by our partner organizations that are trained to offer the program. 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..

Do you have a chronic health condition that affects your everyday life? Then Healthy U is for YOU!

Healthy U is a free, six-session self-management workshop that has been proven to help people manage their symptoms better every day. If you have a condition such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, or other chronic condi­tions, you know the challenges.

During the series of six sessions, participants learn to:

  • Communicate with your doctor and family mem­bers about your condition
  • Be more physically active
  • Eat better
  • Deal with negative emotions
  • Set achievable goals


Three separate workshop series are available:

Healthy U: Chronic Disease
Healthy U: Diabetes
Healthy U: Chronic Pain

Attendance is required at all six sessions. Registration for Healthy U workshops is required. Please call the contact listed for the class you wish to join and provide your name, address and phone number. For additional information about Healthy U or to bring Healthy U to your location, please contact Jane at 614-645-3866 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Class Schedule

Topic Dates Area Flyer
Healthy U - Diabetes Oct 11 - Nov 15 Zoom Meeting View Flyer
Healthy U - Chronic Pain Oct 15 - Nov 17 Phone Meeting View Flyer
Healthy U - Chronic Conditions Oct 25 - Nov 29 Zoom Meeting View Flyer

COAAA offers Workplace Chronic Disease Self-Management series to employer groups. Contact COAAA for more details.

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.” Healthy U is an evidence-based program offered free of charge to groups in Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties.

Check out The Value of Evidenced Based Programs video and the Healthy U YouTube playlist, which is provided by the Ohio Department of Aging. The videos explain what Healthy U is and the impact the workshops have on improving the quality of life for participants.

Healthy U is made possible through the Ohio Department of Aging and Older Americans Act Title III-D funds, which are designated to promote evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs. Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging works in collaboration with many local partners to bring this program to individuals and organizations.