Health Promotion Programs

Walworth County partners with Wisconsin Institute for Health Aging (WIHA) to provide multiple self-management health promotion classes for older adults. Self-management programs help people with chronic (or ongoing) health conditions with tools to understand and manage their condition.  Evidence-based classes are researched, undergone randomized control trials and have been implemented in a community setting. The interventions have been proven to be effective in preventing disease and improving health. Please visit Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging for a list of all currently scheduled programs. 

We currently offer the following programs on an annual basis: 

  1. Healthy Living with Diabetes

Healthy Living with Diabetes (HLWD) is an evidence-based workshop for people who have diabetes. The workshop meets for 2-1/2 hours, once a week, for six weeks. This community-based program offers tools and resources to enhance your understanding of what it means to have diabetes. Group support helps you build the confidence to manage your diabetes and maintain an active and fulfilling life. It is facilitated by two trained leaders in a small group setting. Each week has various topics related to mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Gain knowledge, share your experience, practice new skills, and help others. At a Healthy Living with Diabetes workshop, you’ll do more than learn about your condition. You’ll practice strategies, support others, and gain new tools to take better care of yourself.

Healthy Living with Diabetes brochure

2024 Classes

  1. Mind over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder
  1. Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  1. Stepping On: Falls Prevention
  1. Walk with Ease
  1. AARP Safer Driving Program