Thursday, January 11

Upcoming Programming from Folks at Home


Folks at Home (F@H) is proud to announce three new programs set to launch in 2018 thanks to generous grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the South Cumberland Community Fund. F@H will also collaborate with Erlanger Health System and many other local organizations in order to provide these new programs.
Walk with Ease on the Mountain is a six week, evidence-based program sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation that has been proven to “reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis, increase balance, strength and walking pace, build confidence in your ability to be physically active, and improve overall health.” Each Walk with Ease program lasts for six weeks, in which participants can participate in an instructor-led group setting. Instructors and self-guided books teach exercises that help walkers warm up, stretch and cool down, and offer walking diaries and workout tips for motivation and accountability. F@H will offer three to five Walk with Ease classes during the prime walking season, March through November. We plan to offer classes in several different communities, including Sewanee, Monteagle and Tracy City and are open to new locations as well.
A Matter of Balance (MOB) is an evidence-based program created by the National Council on Aging. It focuses on fall prevention and intervention, giving you the tools you need to prevent falls. MOB is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Memory Quilts is an arts program with funding support from the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tennessee Arts Commission partnership initiative called Creative Aging Tennessee. This course will be will be scheduled in Spring 2018 and taught by Diane Getty, a local professional artist and teacher <DianeGettyDesigns>. This workshop encourages participants to preserve and enhance meaningful mementoes or events in a small quilt format.
For more information about these upcoming programs, please call F@H at (931) 598-0303.