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NEW EF and EW Video Testimonials
Physical Activity Guidelines
on Older Adults Resources
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Resources
Spread the Word: Falls ARE Preventable!
Video Testimonials – Sharing Program Impact
Watch two new videos on the EF Testimonials and EW Testimonials pages. Thank you to Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center, Maui, HI and Northshore Senior Center, Bothell, WA. By sharing your stories, you are helping policymakers, delivery organizations, leaders, clients and others in your community understand why sustaining low cost, accessible proven programs is critical to for creating strong, healthy and connected communities.
Additional Resources from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Americans’ Midcourse Report
Looking for ways to engage older adults in #PhysicalActivity? Think goal setting, barrier identification and problem-solving, and social support. The Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report from Health.gov covers these strategies and more to help you support older adults in your community: https://health.gov/our-work/nutrition-physical-activity/physical-activity-guidelines/current-guidelines/midcourse-report.
Be sure to check out EnhanceFitness on pages 36-37
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Join us in advancing Better Mental Health Through Better Understanding this #MinorityMentalHealthMonth! @minorityhealth has resources and information to help us address health disparities impacting the mental wellbeing of racial and ethnic minority communities: https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/minority-mental-health/
Awareness to Action: 2023 Fall Prevention Week is Coming Soon!
This year’s 16th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 18-22, takes us From Awareness to Action. How is your EnhanceFitness class celebrating? Share your photos and stories with us and in the EnhanceFitness Instructors Group on Facebook to inspire and connect with other Instructors.
Would you like to offer CDC STEADI Tool Fall Prevention Screening? Tracking is available in your Online Data Entry System (ODES) thanks to Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center. Contact us to make it visible on your profile.
Expanded program resources are available to licensed EF and EW Affiliates and active EF instructors
“I seldom have a class that someone doesn’t share with me how EnhanceFitness has helped them. Taking a trip with family they never dreamed possible before EF, coming off of their medication for blood pressure, their doctor calling them personally to say’“I don’t know what you’re doing, but keep it up!!’ My participants range in age from 63 to 93. They all have a story on how they have benefited from the program.”– Instructor Barbara J, Easton Family YMCA, MD
UPDATED in the EF Affiliate Portal : EnhanceFitness Class Delivery Guidance – embedded links updated!
All manuals can now be printed directly from the EF and EW Affiliate portals. Instructor candidates should have a hard copy of the manual prior to Day 1 of training.
To access the resource pages, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your account.
REMINDER! Pay invoices any time—day, night or weekends!
Project Enhance invoices can now be paid by credit card online through a secure web portal.
The link to the payment portal is included in the email sent with each invoice and on the invoice PDF itself. You can also find it on our website under Contact Us.