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Identifying Needs to Empower Native Elders

WELL-Balanced (Wise Elders Living Longer)

WELL-Balanced is a group program designed specifically for Native American Elders. The program uses exercise, information, and social interaction to help Elders remain active and independent in their own homes as long as possible. It is designed to help Elders to:

  • Prevent falls
  • Manage diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension
  • Engage in social activity
  • Increase their level of exercise
  • Develop strategies for independent living
  • Most importantly, have fun
Download the WellBalanced Program

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You will be prompted to provide us with your contact information prior to being able to download the program. Also, let us know how you plan to use it.

WELL-Balanced was developed by the NRCNAA in conjunction with the University of North Dakota Wellness Center. Focus areas were derived from Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders. The educational materials are based on experimental evidence for fall prevention and cognitive behavioral approaches to motivation and adherence to exercise programs. The 16 session (8 week) course includes a home safety check, fall risk screening, and a home program to use after the course is completed.