Wellness Classes – Peninsula Agency on Aging

Peninsula Agency on Aging provides evidence-based wellness education programs in partnership with other community organizations.

A Matter of Balance

Many adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  This award winning program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Gain confidence and reduce your risk of falls.

Learn to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance
  • This evidence-based program was developed at Boston University

Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks for 2 hours each.

To register, to host a workshop, or for more information, call 757-933-2608.

Upcoming Workshops:

Senior Center of York
5314 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, 23692

Dates: Tuesdays, September 12 through October 31, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Register: Call 757-890-3444 or register online below.


Berkley West
800 Daphia Circle
Newport News, 23601

Dates: Thursdays, September 21 through November 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Register: Call 757-246-1907 or register online below.

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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Learn how to better manage your chronic condition (high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, depression, etc.) with friendly supportive people sharing their experiences.

  • Discover better nutrition and exercise choices
  • Find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue
  • Understand new treatment choices
  • Make a step-by-step plan to improve your health and life
  • Meet friendly, supportive people sharing their experiences
  • This evidence-based program was developed at Stanford University

Group meets once a week for 2 ½ hours for 6 weeks. Space is limited; registration is required.

Join us for a FREE workshop near you.

To register, to host a workshop, or for more information, call 757-933-2608.

Upcoming Workshops:

Brentwood Medical Center
10510 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, 23601

Dates: Tuesdays, August 1 through September 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Register: Call 757-594-7259 or register online below.


Brentwood Medical Center
10510 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, 23601

Dates: Tuesdays, August 1 through September 5, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Register: Call 757-594-7259 or on-line below.


Main Street Library
110 Main Street
Newport News, 23601

Dates: Wednesdays, October 4 through November 8, 2017
Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Register: Call 757-591-4858 or on-line below.

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Diabetes Self-Management Program

Learn tips and techniques for living well with type 2 diabetes and meet friendly supportive people sharing their experiences.

  • Discover better nutrition and exercise choices
  • Find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue
  • Understand new treatment choices
  • Make a step-by-step plan to improve your health and life
  • Meet friendly, supportive people sharing their experiences
  • This evidence-based program was developed at Stanford University

Group meets once a week for 2 ½ hours for 6 weeks. Space is limited; registration is required.

Join us for a FREE workshop near you.

To register, to host a workshop, or for more information, call 757-933-2608.

Upcoming Workshops:

Doris Miller Community Center
2814 Wickham Avenue
Newport News 23607

Dates: Thursdays, August 17 through September 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Register: Call 757-933-2608 or register online below.


Bethel AME Church
94 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669

Dates: Tuesdays, September 5 through October 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Register: Call 757-933-2608 or register online below.


Denbigh Community Center
15198 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23608

Dates: Tuesdays, October 10 through November 14, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Register: Call 757-933-2608 or register online below.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

For people with pre-diabetes. Learn to improve your overall health and reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes in this year long program.

  • Participate in a yearlong program for adults with pre-diabetes
  • Improve your overall health and reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Attend small groups with others at risk for diabetes
  • Learn how to balance healthy eating with a busy lifestyle
  • Become more physically active
  • Pre-registration is required; financial assistance is available

To register or for more information about the Diabetes Prevention Program call 757-585-2709. Classes are forming now.