Health Promotion

The Health Promotion program supports healthy lifestyles and promotes healthy behaviors among older adults and adults with disabilities. The California Department of Aging supports the Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging in providing evidence-based activities and educational classes that are related to the prevention and mitigation of the following:

  • Chronic Disease (including osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease)
  • Alcohol and substance abuse reduction
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight loss and control
  • Stress management
  • Falls prevention
  • Physical activity
  • Improved nutrition
Local Classes

The Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging provides funding to the Valley Caregiver Resource Center to provide a Health Promotion Evidence-Based six-week program called Powerful Tools for Caregivers. If you are an older adult providing care for another individual, you can learn how to better meet your own needs, reduce stress, understand emotions, improve communication, and make effective caregiving decisions. Call Valley Caregiver Resource Center at 559-224-9154 for more information or visit their website at