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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council offers information, guidance, advice, and support to DAAA staff on services for older adults in Dallas County.  The Council serves as a critical link between the agency and the community. It ensures the intent and objectives of the Older American’s Act, which is the enabling legislation for the agency, are met. The Chair of the Advisory Council is a member of the Community Council of Greater Dallas Board of Directors and is appointed by the Board Chair.  Membership includes at least 15 individuals representing services, minorities, local elected officials, health care providers, nutrition service providers, and the general public. Members are appointed for three-year terms.  Meetings are held five times a year on the third Thursday in February, April, June, September, and November.  Click here for more information.

A Matter of Balance – Master Trainer and Lay Leader Coach

A Matter of Balance is an award winning evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults.  After being certified by a Master Trainer, the volunteer coach/lay leader is qualified to present Matter of Balance classes. If funds are available, Master Trainers and Coaches/Lay Leaders may receive a stipend for each completed class (eight sessions). Click here for more information.

Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management – Master Trainer and Lay Leader/Coach

The Chronic Disease Self-Management and the Diabetes Self-Management Programs help individuals experiencing a chronic condition (e.g., diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, pain, etc.) to better deal with their condition.  After being certified by a Master Trainer, the volunteer coach/lay leader teaches participants how to self manage their health conditions(s) through six, 2-½ hour sessions. If funds are available Master Trainers and Coaches/Lay Leaders may receive a stipend for each completed class (four days for Master Trainers and six sessions for Coach/Lay Leaders). Click here for more information.

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