Program Overviews

Healthy Eating – Nutrition and education classes teach participants how to incorporate diet and physical activity into a healthy lifestyle. Participants also learn about healthy food choices, portion sizes, and how to make healthy, low-cost meals. 
 

My Life, My Health – Developed by Stanford University Medical Center, this evidence based self-management program is for individuals with chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure. Participants will learn how to set and meet personal goals, increase energy levels, handle stress and relax, and improve communications with providers and others.
 

My Life, My Health Diabetes Edition - This Stanford University Medical Center
self-management program is for those living with or caring for someone with diabetes or
pre-diabetes. Participants will learn skills to help prevent, manage and cope with the disease.

 

Matter of Balance – This award-winning program is for individuals who have fallen in the past or are at risk for falls. The program will help make changes to reduce falls risk and improve participant balance, strength and coordination.     
 

Tai Chi – A non-competitive, self-paced program comprised of gentle physical activity, stretching and deep breathing to improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and aerobic conditioning.
 

Tobacco Cessation Counseling – Led by trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists, the Community Group Counseling program creates a supportive quit environment. Sessions include health education, coping strategies, and nutrition and physical activity tips.
 

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program - Year-long program teaches skills to reduce your risk for Type 2 Diabetes with specific weight loss and physical activity goals. Program consists of 16 weekly sessions + 8 monthly sessions for 1 year.    *A1c range of 5.7% – 6.4% to qualify.

 

For more information or to register for any of these programs, please contact the
Weymouth Health Department, Teryn Falkingham (781) 340-5008