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Diakon Community Services for Seniors

Health & Wellness

Since 1996, Diakon’s Health & Wellness Program has been helping to improve the health and well-being of people 60 years of age and older through chronic disease self-management programs, fall-prevention workshops, exercise classes, walking clubs and much more. Fun, fitness, and fellowship is our motto! 

Based on the idea that knowledge is power, the Health & Wellness Program offers exercise programs for people all fitness levels, educational guest speakers and regularly scheduled wellness checks at the Diakon-sponsored senior community centers in Tremont, Pottsville, Shenandoah, Mahanoy City and Schuylkill Haven.

In addition, we host evidence-based programs throughout the year at various community locations.

  • Healthy Steps, designed by the University of California at Berkley for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and presented by certified instructors, is designed to reduce your risk of falling through a personal risk assessment, home safety checklist, and exercise for strength and balance. 
  • Healthy Steps in Motion, taught by certified instructors, is a fall-prevention exercise program that will build strength, improve balance and increase flexibility.
  • Living a Healthy Life, designed by Stanford University and presented by certified instructors, works with people with chronic conditions, their families and caregivers to reduce days in the hospital and increase those of “feeling good” through small lifestyle changes and positive self-management techniques.
  • Healthier Living with Diabetes, developed by Stanford University, introduces skills to better manage the day-to-day symptoms of Type II diabetes, such as low and high blood sugar, tiredness, pain and emotional issues. The program is led by certified instructors.

Through our Health & Wellness Program, we want you to have fun, be active—and get and stay healthy!

For more information, please call (570) 624-3017 or email Jenny Wagner.

The Diakon Schuylkill County Health & Wellness Program is operated under contract with the Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.