Healthy Aging & Wellness Education

Classes for adult to manage chronic conditions, prevent falls and improve quality of life

If you live with a chronic condition, you know that your illness can make life, and your health, hard to manage. Our chronic disease, self-management wellness classes are designed for adults age 60 and older in the Twin Cities who want to improve their quality of life, become more confident in managing their health and reduce healthcare costs. Family and friend caregivers are welcome to participate.

Wilder leads Healthy Aging & Wellness Education for older adults and also trains other organizations to host them. For more information, contact Melissa Gibbs at 651-280-2515 or melissa.gibbs@wilder.org.

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Education for Healthy Aging & Wellness

Wilder is a Service Delivery Organization through the Juniper Network. We partner and work with other organizations in the Twin Cities metro area to offer a variety of healthy aging and wellness education.

How to get started with Healthy Aging & Wellness Education

  • You can sign up for educational classes through the website yourjuniper.org
  • You can call us at 651-280-2515, email melissa.gibbs@wilder.org or click "Request More Information" below to let us know if you have any questions about Wellness Classes or need help enrolling in a class. 

Host a Class

Wilder Foundation works with organizations that want to bring Living Well classes to their clients and communities. Some common host sites are senior living facilities, community centers, libraries and clinics.

About Living Well and Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

Wilder partners with Trellis to offer:

  • Living Well: an evidence-based program designed by Stanford University and managed by the Self-Management Resource Center. The curriculum is complete and comes with clear instructions. 
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®, an evidence-based fall prevention program developed by Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute.
  • Walk With Ease®, an evidence-based program developed by the Arthritis Foundation in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Contact Melissa Gibbs at 651-280-2515 or melissa.gibbs@wilder.org to explore how your organization can offer Living Well or Falls Prevention courses.