2012 Mini-Grant Recipients

Healthy Seniors, Healthy Communities

Congratulations to the 2012 Healthy Seniors, Healthy Communities Mini-Grant recipients!

Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging

The Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging (BVAAA) seeks to be a visible advocate and leader in the planning, development and implementation of a system of comprehensive and coordinated services, which promote dignity, independence and quality of life for seniors in their own communities in the Brazos Valley Region. The BVAAA was awarded a mini-grant to implement Fit & Strong!, an evidence-based physical activity program for older adults. The program, originally designed for older adults with osteoarthritis, is eight weeks long and combines flexibility, strength training, and aerobic walking with health education to reduce arthritis symptoms, maintain independent functioning, and increase participation in physical activity among older adults. The BVAAA hopes to reach 150 seniors with Fit & Strong! during the first year of implementation.   

 City of Navasota Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Navasota Parks and Recreation Department (CNPRD) seeks to provide a facility and opportunities for educational, recreational, and cultural programming by effectively pooling community resources in an effort to meet the diverse needs of the area. The CNPRD was awarded a mini-grant to implement Fit & Strong!, an evidence-based physical activity program for older adults. The program, originally designed for older adults with osteoarthritis, is eight weeks long and combines flexibility, strength training, and aerobic walking with health education to reduce arthritis symptoms, maintain independent functioning, and increase participation in physical activity among older adults. The CNPRD hopes to reach 60 seniors with Fit & Strong! during the first year of implementation.    

 Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center

 The Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center (HOCTIL) seeks to promote independence for persons with disabilities through self-determination and to advocate for persons with disabilities for equal access and actively participate in their community. Over 30% of HOCTIL’s clients are seniors. HOCTIL was awarded a mini-grant to implement Active Living Every Day, an evidence-based course designed to empower participants to overcome their barriers to physical activity. This course helps participants create a step-by-step plan for building a healthier life by choosing activities that they like and that fit easily into their routines. HOCTIL hopes to reach 150 people with Active Living Every Day during the first year of implementation.


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