County Human Services


Fall Health & Wellness Class Schedule Announced

The York County Area Agency on Aging hosts FREE classes for older adults on fall prevention, diabetes and chronic disease, and healthy aging.  

Living Well With Diabetes - Your Life, Your Way

For:  Those age 60 and older living with pre-diabetes or diabetes, or age 60 or older caregivers of someone living with diabetes. This program provides tools for managing diabetes, dealing with difficult emotions, and breaking the symptom cycle that comes with the disease.

Dates, Times, and Locations:

South Central Senior Center
150 East Main Street, New Freedom
Tuesdays, September 10 through October 15
9 am - 11:30 am
Register by calling the senior center at 717-235-6060.

A Matter of Balance

For: Those age 60 and older, who experience concerns about falling, and restrict their activities. The program teaches techniques to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Dates, Times and Locations:

SpiriTrust Lutheran® Zimmerman Place
800 Bollinger Drive, Shrewsbury
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1 to October 24
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Register by calling Faye at 717-771-9610.

York Township Park Building
25 Oak Street, York
Mondays and Wednesdays, October 2 to October 30 (NO class on October 14)
10 am - 12 pm
Register by calling Faye at 717-771-9610.

York Jewish Community Center
2000 Hollywood Drive, York
Mondays and Wednesdays, November 4 to December 2 (NO class on November 11)
1 pm - 3 pm
JCC members can call 717-843-0918 to register
Open to the public after October 1; call Faye at 717-771-9610 to register.
Pre-registration is required as class size is limited.

Healthy Steps For Older Adults (HSOA)

For:  Those age 60 and older. This program raises awareness of falls, helps participants understand fall risks, and introduces steps on how to reduce falls.  Referrals and additional resources are also available.

Dates, Times, and Locations:

Stewartstown Senior Center
26 South Main Street, Stewartstown
Thursdays, October 17 & October 24
1 pm – 3 pm
Call the senior center to register at 717-993-3488

Healthy Steps in Motion (HSIM)

For:  Those age 60 and older.  This falls-prevention exercise program strives to reduce the risk of falling by building body strength, increasing flexibility, improving balance, and promoting increased socialization and physical activities outside of the program among participants.

Dates, Times, and Locations:

Southern Branch YMCA
100 Constitution Avenue, Shrewsbury
Mondays & Wednesdays, November 13 to December 9  
2 pm – 3 pm
Call Faye to register at 717-771-9610.