Project Enhance News: June 2024

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Staying Connected: Top stories in this newsletter

Sharing the Impact of Health Promotion Programs

Strategic Framework for National Plan on Aging

NEW! Self-Paced EF
Pre-Training Modules

EF Forms now available in Japanese and Korean


NCOA Hill Day

On May 8th, as part of the National Council on Aging Hill Day 2024, Marlana Kohn, MPH, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center, Denisha Hobbs, MPA, National Council on Aging, and Paige Denison, Sound Generation’s Project Enhance (L-R, pictured at left) educated lawmakers about the impact of fall prevention, physical activity and other health promotion programs so we can all age well. We encourage you to reach out to your legislators and share how the work you are doing supports people in living healthier, happier, and better connected lives! And Save the Date for next year’s Age + Action, May 27th – 30th, 2025.

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HHS Delivers Strategic Framework for National Plan on Aging

Register for the Administration on Community Living’s June 10 webinar to learn more about the National Plan on Aging and how your organization can get involved. Get the details.


Launched! Updated EF PRE-TRAINING Modules

Revised, online, self-paced and interactive – new PRE-training modules for the EnhanceFitness New Instructor Training are now live! The revisions are informed by your feedback and we hope new instructors will find the format engaging.

Along with the updated Pre-Training Modules, we’ve added new options for instructor candidates to obtain their EF Instructor Manuals prior to their trainings. We hope this will help streamline preparation for those attending and providing trainings!


Project Enhance “Recommended Reads & More”: Our June List

In Tackling the Complex Issue of Obesity among Indigenous Elders, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. – Area Agency on Aging, Region 8 discusses their efforts to integrate traditional foods and evidence based programs, including EnhanceFitness and A Matter of Balance to assist with weight management

Just released: the 2023 Profile of Older Americans summarizes available statistics in key areas such as population growth, living arrangements, income, employment, and health.

Check out Seattle Human Services Department’s self-guided course: We (Heart) Aging: Anti-Ageism Community Training

Catch-On’s Anti-Elderspeak Language Guide: We are ALL aging: how do you want to be spoken to? Thank you to Rush Center for Excellence in Aging and Catch-On (Collaboration Action Team training for Community Health – Older adult Network) for this new resource.


We are still celebrating Older Americans Month!

“I have Parkinson’s and I’ve been diagnosed 22 years ago. I’ve exceeded my expectations. And fitness has been a big part of it.” – Gary Raymond, EnhanceFitness participant #MoveMoreFeelBetter #EnhanceFitness Check out Gary’s class


The Enhance Program Resource Portal

Expanded program resources are available to licensed EF and EW Affiliates and active EF instructors

At 103 years, this participant joined #EnhanceFitness Chinese American Service League in Chicago, IL attending 77% of classes offered. In 4 months, she improved significantly in fitness assessments from baseline:


30 second Chair Stand: from 3 to 9
30 second Arm Curl: from 7 to 11
8 ft. Up & Go: from 31 seconds down to 22 seconds

It’s never too late to move more and feel better!

EnhanceFitness forms now available in Korean and Japanese – thank you to Kawabe Memorial House for sharing these translations!

REMINDER: Interactive online training has allowed us to restructure the Year One EF Licensing fee: Organizations can launch at a significantly reduced rate!

All manuals can now be printed directly from the EF and EW Affiliate portals. Instructor and Coach candidates should have a hard copy of the manual prior to Day 1 of training.

To access the resource pages, please contact us at projectenhance@soundgenerations.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.


Project Enhance Team Update:

We are short staffed and responses from Project Enhance team members may be delayed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Let us help you build your capacity to reach more people and improve lives. Join upcoming EF Trainings and EW Trainings or contact projectenhance@soundgenerations.org to schedule yours today!