Workshops

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management! These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This class is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their caregivers. The class teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. It is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their diabetes and maintain an active and fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Tomando Control de su Salud

Taught entirely in Spanish. Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management. These culturally competent classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

This is a new curriculum specifically written for cancer survivors. This class is part of a randomized control trial through the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Techniques for recognizing and managing existing side effects and symptoms of cancer and its treatment will be covered. These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life.  

Tomando Control de su Salud

Taught entirely in Spanish. Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management. These culturally competent classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management! These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

An evidence-based program from Stanford University, the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior center, churches, libraries and hospitals. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3)appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) pacing activity and rest, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participant's confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.  

Tomando Control de su Diabetes (Spanish DSMP)

This self-management class is conducted entirely in Spanish and is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their family caregivers. The class is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This class is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their caregivers. The class teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. It is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their diabetes and maintain an active and fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Falls Screening

Find out if you are at risk for a fall and what you can do to help prevent falls.Screenings are 30 minutes or less and include a series of questions about falls history, health history, daily life and activities. A simple strength, gait & balance tests (optional) are conducted. Results are kept private and will help determine what type of falls prevention activity or class would be most beneficial for you. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management! These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This class is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their caregivers. The class teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. It is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their diabetes and maintain an active and fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management! These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management! These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

An evidence-based program from Stanford University, the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior center, churches, libraries and hospitals. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3)appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) pacing activity and rest, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participant's confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.  

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This class is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their caregivers. The class teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. It is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their diabetes and maintain an active and fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This class is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their caregivers. The class teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. It is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their diabetes and maintain an active and fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management! These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

An evidence-based program from Stanford University, the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior center, churches, libraries and hospitals. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3)appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) pacing activity and rest, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participant's confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.  

Tomando Control de su Diabetes (Spanish DSMP)

This self-management class is conducted entirely in Spanish and is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their family caregivers. The class is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Matter of Balance

This community class is designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.  

N'Balance

A high quality and effective fall prevention class that achieves results! Students will enjoy practice exercises and movements to strengthen their core balance and to overcome the fear of falling. This is an evidence-based program designed from the kinetic principles of FallProof!, a balance program created by California State University/Fullerton. 

Stepping On

Building confidence and reducing falls, Stepping On is a small group program designed to reduce falls and build confidence in older adults. The program is a two-hour session once a week for seven weeks, followed by a booster session three months later. Participants engage in building self-confidence, making decisions and adding safety strategies to their everyday life. Guest experts lead segments in the areas of exercise, vision, medications and community safety. Stepping On covers a range of topics including fear of falling, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear and safe clothing, vision as it relates to falls, community mobility, coping after a fall and understanding medication risks. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention

The class focuses on relieving the symptoms of arthritis. Proven to reduce pain, it is a safe exercise. It is ideal for beginners, with or without arthritis. The special feature of Tai Chi for Arthritis is that it is easy and enjoyable to learn, bringing with it the many health benefits safely and quickly. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention

The class focuses on relieving the symptoms of arthritis. Proven to reduce pain, it is a safe exercise. It is ideal for beginners, with or without arthritis. The special feature of Tai Chi for Arthritis is that it is easy and enjoyable to learn, bringing with it the many health benefits safely and quickly. 

Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB; formally known as Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance®) is an evidence-based fall prevention program derived from a contemporary routine known as Simplified 24-Form Tai Ji Quan (pronounced tye gee chuwan). This class transforms martial arts movements into a therapeutic regimen aimed at improving postural stability, awareness and mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking, movement symmetry and coordination, range of motion around the ankle and hip joints, and lower-extremity muscle strength. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management! These classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Tomando Control de su Diabetes (Spanish DSMP)

This self-management class is conducted entirely in Spanish and is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their family caregivers. The class is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Tomando Control de su Salud

Taught entirely in Spanish. Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management. These culturally competent classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Tomando Control de su Diabetes (Spanish DSMP)

This self-management class is conducted entirely in Spanish and is specifically geared to people living with diabetes and their family caregivers. The class is highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Tomando Control de su Salud

Taught entirely in Spanish. Whatever the diagnosis, this is the class that teaches and supports participants in making better choices and practicing self-management. These culturally competent classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain an active fulfilling life. This class was developed and evidence-based by Stanford University. 

Trainings

A Matter of Balance

This 1-day Leader/Coach Training class prepares the participant to deliver the community class which is designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The program requires 2 Leaders/Coaches to lead the community class. Participants will: illustrate following the leader manual content and process; recognize that for older adults, the fear of falling is a significant risk factor in falling; use effective modeling strategies in leading the group exercises; and recognize how to handle difficult people and situations appropriately. Class includes the training manual. CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact COAW two weeks after the class to request your transcript; info@coaw.org or 303-984-1845. One of the goals for participants in the community class is to begin gentle exercise and activity. Watch this video to see what this gentle exercise component of the class is.  

Instructor Training: Tai Chi for Arthritis Update & Part II

This 2-day class provides an update for returning instructors who have completed the Tai Chi for Arthritis I and an additional day of practice for those just completing the Tai Chi for Arthritis I. This class then teaches 9 new moves. Tai Chi for Arthritis was designed by Dr. Lam and a team of Tai Chi and medical experts (www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org) by combining traditional Tai Chi, medical knowledge and teaching methodology. Participants will: use the form and complementary warm-up and cool-down sets; identify practical ways to integrate the 6 basic Tai Chi principles into existing therapeutic interventions, exercises and activities; identify the characteristics of arthritis as well as the research that validates Tai Chi's benefits for this condition; discuss ways to safely modify the form movements to adjust for an individual's capabilities and limitations; apply how to teach the form or any therapeutic movement using Dr. Lam's interactive teaching method; and identify ways to use sequenced Tai Chi movements to improve physical and psychological functional performance. Successful participants will receive a 2-year certification to teach the class from the Tai Chi for Health Institute. This class comes with a training manual and training DVD. COAW CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact Pam Allen, pam@coaw.org or 303-984-1845 to request your transcript. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). 

Cross Training for Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

 

Cross Training for Diabetes Self-Management Program

 

Cross Training for Diabetes Self-Management Program

 

Cross Training for Cancer:Thriving and Surviving

 

Cross Training for Cancer:Thriving and Surviving

 

Cross Training for Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

 

Cross Training for Cancer:Thriving and Surviving

 

Cross Training for Diabetes Self-Management Program

 

Cross Training for Diabetes Self-Management Program

 

Cancer:Thriving and Surviving

 

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

This 4-day class is the for the person wanting to make a difference in the lives of those with chronic conditions! The program is evidence-based from Stanford University and trains leaders to facilitate the chronic disease self-management class for the older adult community. A co-leader is required to deliver these community classes. This class is highly participatory, where participants engage in various group discussion topics. Participants will: illustrate following the Leader Manual content and process; recognize how to handle problem people appropriately; use positive reinforcement techniques with group members; apply strategies to encourage group participation and use effective modeling strategies. The class includes a Leader Manual, a reference book and CD.  

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

This 4-day class is the for the person wanting to make a difference in the lives of those with chronic conditions! The program is evidence-based from Stanford University and trains leaders to facilitate the chronic disease self-management class for the older adult community. A co-leader is required to deliver these community classes. This class is highly participatory, where participants engage in various group discussion topics. Participants will: illustrate following the Leader Manual content and process; recognize how to handle problem people appropriately; use positive reinforcement techniques with group members; apply strategies to encourage group participation and use effective modeling strategies. The class includes a Leader Manual, a reference book and CD.  

Chronic Pain Self Management Program

 

Diabetes Self Management Program

 

Diabetes Self Management Program

 

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

This 4-day class is the for the person wanting to make a difference in the lives of those with chronic conditions! The program is evidence-based from Stanford University and trains leaders to facilitate the chronic disease self-management class for the older adult community. A co-leader is required to deliver these community classes. This class is highly participatory, where participants engage in various group discussion topics. Participants will: illustrate following the Leader Manual content and process; recognize how to handle problem people appropriately; use positive reinforcement techniques with group members; apply strategies to encourage group participation and use effective modeling strategies. The class includes a Leader Manual, a reference book and CD.  

Diabetes Self Management Program

 

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

This 4-day class is the for the person wanting to make a difference in the lives of those with chronic conditions! The program is evidence-based from Stanford University and trains leaders to facilitate the chronic disease self-management class for the older adult community. A co-leader is required to deliver these community classes. This class is highly participatory, where participants engage in various group discussion topics. Participants will: illustrate following the Leader Manual content and process; recognize how to handle problem people appropriately; use positive reinforcement techniques with group members; apply strategies to encourage group participation and use effective modeling strategies. The class includes a Leader Manual, a reference book and CD.  

Stepping On

 

Master Training - Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

 

Master Training in CDSMP

 

Master Training - Healthier Living Colorado-Diabetes™

 

Master Training in CDSMP

 

Master Training - Matter of Balance

 

Master Training - N'Balance

N’Balance is a community-based class that teaches older adults: strategies to maintain balance; coordination improvement; ways to navigate around physical obstacles, thus decreasing the fear of falling; body-listening skills and finding center of gravity; proper posture and gait; exercises to increase lower body and core strength; and confidence Thus this N’Balance Instructor Training teaches participants how to design and conduct an N’Balance community class for older adults. During this instructor training, students learn how to do pre and post assessments of participant’s balance strength and weaknesses. Then students develop and lead progressive exercises to improve balance. This Master Training class is for pre-approved N’Balance Instructors to learn how to train new Instructors for the program. 

Master Training - Tomando Control Colorado Diabetes™

 

Master Training - Tomando Control Colorado™

 

N'Balance™

N’Balance is the falls prevention class that addresses the physical factors affecting balance. Techniques to lower the risk of falls through the medium of exercise are taught in this evidence-based program from COAW. N’Balance is different from other falls prevention programs in that it engages the body and mind. Lesson plans are made for each class, dependent upon each participant’s balance needs. Pre-testing and post-testing is provided for each class participant. The class design can accommodate all functional levels. A single instructor may conduct the community classes where participants engage in exercises and movements to improve balance and coordination, strengthen lower body muscles and increase confidence. All levels can be appropriately challenged in the same community class. Successful participants of this 4-day instructor training class will: recognize the major systems that affect balance and the impact each has on balance; understand, demonstrate and integrate pre and post N’Balance participant test results; design lesson plans based on the understanding and integration of the N’ pre and post test results; identify and facilitate balance techniques through the medium of exercise; identify safety issues for an N’Balance Community Class and the safety cues to use; and understand and communicate the unique attributes of the N’Balance program. This training class includes the Instructor Manual, Instructor Toolkit and follow-up by the COAW implementation staff as new instructors begin offering the N’Balance community class. Successful participants will receive a one-year certification to offer this class in the community, under the licensure of the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness. CEU transcripts are available 2 weeks after the completion of the training. Contact COAW two weeks after the class to request your transcript; info@coaw.org or 303-984-1845. Colorado Physical Therapist new Continuing Competency Requirements COAW: Academy classes meet the Category I PDA requirements. A CEU from COAW is equal to 10 contact hours (PDAs). This training earns 2.8 CEUs.