Soulful Wellness

Soulful Wellness programs empower older adults to take control of their health by maintaining a healthy lifestyle through self-efficacy and self-management. Evidence-based programs include:

PEARLS Counseling

The Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS), an intervention for adults and older adults with a depression or dysthymia diagnosis, aims to reduce symptoms of depression and suicidal ideation and improve quality of life.

FallsTalk and FallScape: Both are highly effective fall prevention programs developed with support from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health and meet the highest tier criteria of the Administration on Aging, Administration on Community Living.  

  • FallsTalk screening is the starting point, we will conduct a short screening to determine if FallsTalk is right for you

  • The FallsTalk program consists of two face-to-face interviews and three short weekly check-in calls

  • FallScape multimedia training may be included; this interactive falls prevention approach uses your individual characteristics to create personalized sessions consisting of 10 short video stories

Walk with Ease: This new exercise program seeks to help reduce pain and improve health for those living with different types of arthritis and other related conditions that cause pain and stiffness in the joints. This program will help participants walk safely and comfortably, improve flexibility, strength, and stamina, and reduce pain.

Diabetes Prevention Program: This lifestyle change intervention program is designed to help participants make lasting changes to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Developed by the Center for Disease Control, this program offers participants the skills they need to lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress; a trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage participants; support from other participants, and six-monthly follow-up sessions to help participants maintain healthy lifestyle changes. Must be pre-diabetic or demonstrate a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Self-Management: Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious, even life-threatening, complications. Good diabetes control can help reduce the risk of these complications. Topics include nutrition, exercise, stress management, foot care, and more.

Living Well With Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the leading cause of kidney disease and failure and can lead to stroke and heart attacks. Participants will learn about blood pressure management strategies. 

Living Well With Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the leading cause of kidney disease and failure and can lead to stroke and heart attacks. Participants will learn about blood pressure management strategies.

Horticultural Therapy:  This type of therapy incorporates horticultural activities facilitated by a licensed therapist and gardener to achieve specific and documented treatment goals. For example, planting herbs helps increase sensory stimulation, watering helps improve motor skills, and group gardening helps decrease isolation and depression.

All Classes and sessions are free, and caregivers are welcome to attend with participants.

Please call (314) 873-3501 to learn more inquire about any of our programs.