Evidence-based Programs (NWICA Wellness)
Healthy aging increases quality of life for older adults and reduces healthcare costs. Our evidence-based health and wellness programs are designed to help older adults develop healthier lifestyles and prevent or manage chronic diseases.
The evidence-based programs we offer are: EnhanceFitness, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Building Better Caregivers, and Matter of Balance.
If you are an older adult or caregiver who is interested in attending a class, a facility that is interested in hosting a class, or an individual who is interested in becoming a trained volunteer to facilitate a class, please reach out to Vernadine Parker, Outreach and Education Coordinator, at or at 800-826-7871 ext. 2245.
Transitioning from Hospital to Home?
Care Transitions provides coaching services to patients being discharged from a hospital who are at high risk of readmission. The service NWICA provides is designed to collaborate with local hospitals, discharge teams, hospital transition staff and any other key individuals to plan, coordinate and execute the transition from hospital to home. The intent of NWICA Care Transition support is to encourage and empower patients to take charge of their healthcare, learn key skills to self-manage and prevent readmissions. We achieve this by providing essential interventions and promoting patient self-management of their care. NWICA Transition Coordinators coach and support the patient for a period of 30 days to ensure self-sufficiency is achieved.
If you are a hospital or healthcare entity that is interested in learning more about how this program can assist your patients, please contact Care Transitions Manager.
Dementia Friends Indiana
The Dementia Friends Indiana initiative–an outreach of Dementia Friendly America–seeks to educate communities across the state about dementia, break down the stigma surrounding dementia, and implement practical changes that make life easier to navigate for those with dementia and for their loved ones.
Indiana became the 10th state with a Dementia Friends program in 2017, starting with communities in central Indiana. Look for a ‘Become-a-Friend’ session near you!