Healthy, Well & Wise

Healthy, Well & Wise is a collection of educational presentations focused on older adult health and safety offered by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. Presentations can be scheduled for community groups, civic organizations, support groups, church groups, and businesses in any of COAAA’s eight counties. Presentations are held at the group’s location or meeting place and are subject to speaker availability. Sessions are typically one hour including Q & A. Organizations can schedule individual or multiple topics. Early requests for speakers are strongly encouraged to ensure speaker availability.

Contact COAAA to schedule or for more information: 614-645-3875, 800-589-7277, or fill out our Speaker Request Form.


Fee is based on your group type.

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

Business/Employer Lunchtime Brown Bag: FREE

Paraprofessional/Staff In-services: $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.

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

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.

Emergency Preparedness: More Than Just a Good Idea
Provides information on basic emergency supply kits, the importance of 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. Learn about important but 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 involved in your community. Learn how 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 & Other Scams
Discusses the top issues for health fraud and how to spot false claims. Reviews identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself.

Herbal Remedies and Other Therapies: Help or Hype?
Gives suggestions on how to assess the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Reviews risks, questions to ask your health provider and where to get more information.

Hold Your Own Against Colds and Flu
Do you know the difference between a cold and the flu- and how to prevent and treat both? Improve your cold and flu knowledge.

Lessons Learned: Reflections on Adversity
A conversation identifying life’s adversities and how we cope individually and as a community.

Managing Diabetes: You Can Do It!
Reviews risk factors, symptoms and treatment options. Identifies the steps for prevention but also daily management.

Maximize Your Memory
Find out how memory works & the factors affecting it. Learn techniques to improve and maintain your memory.

‘Oh My Aching’… a Map to Maneuver 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.

Savvy Senior Safety
Suggestions on what you can do to increase your personal safety in your home and in your day-to-day travels.

Secrets to Serenity
Describes the basics of stress- good & bad- creative ways to manage through awareness & relaxation techniques.

Sharing Our Stories: The Benefits of Life Review and Reminiscence
Life review and reminiscence are enriching for individuals, families and communities. Reviews reasons for relating memories and tips for recording them.

Skin: Taking Care of Your Largest Organ
What does your skin tell you about your health? Reviews how your skin protects you. Gives suggestions on how to keep your skin healthy.

Stuff: Tips for Downsizing and Managing Clutter
Offers insights as to why we collect what we do and when we should be concerned about it. Offers practical tips to assist in downsizing and reducing clutter.

Telehealth & More: Tips to Plug into Your Healthcare Anywhere
Healthcare visits in person or on-line require preparation. Reviews what you need to be prepared, questions to ask about procedures and safe medication use. Be prepared for your next virtual appointment!

The Value of Effective Health Self-Management
Reviews Ohio’s top health concerns, the cost associated with poor health and what you can do to self-manage your chronic conditions.

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 age related sensory losses and suggestions to maximize your driving skills.