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Empower! You

Empower!You presents proven programs that give older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers the tools they need to live a better life.

If you are motivated to help older adults maintain their independence and live better lives, Empower!You provides a meaningful way to invest your time and help our community.

Self-Management Programs

Interactive workshops focus on building your skills to deal with any ongoing health conditions, including arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, diabetes, depression, emphysema, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and other physical and mental conditions.
Classes are scheduled for 2 ½ hours weekly for six weeks.

Gladys: ” The classes are encouraging and give you great ideas on preventing falls and how to rearrange your home to be safe”

Empower! You Workshops

Workshops are designed to help you gain self-confidence in your ability to control symptoms and learn how health problems affect your life.

  • How to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation
  • Ways to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Managing medications, Healthy Eating
  • How to communicate more effectively with family, friends and health professionals


Empower! You classes encourage interaction, problem solving and mutual support. All classes are FREE!


For information on Empower!You programs, volunteer opportunities or medical referrals, contact 214-871-5065 or empoweryou@ccgd.org


Maya:  “I’ve learned a lot and changed my whole lifestyle. I started exercising and eating health foods”.


Trini:  ” I have more energy and a better attitude. These classes are great!”


A Matter of Balance

Classes emphasize practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. You will learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable. You’ll set realistic goals to increase activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Community Partners:

Empower!You is expanding. If you would like to host A Matter of Balance or Self-Management Programs at your facilities, contact us.

Volunteer Lay Leaders
and Coaches:

If you are motivated to help older adults maintain their independence and live better lives, Empower!You provides a meaningful way to invest your time and help our community.

For more information on teaching Empower!You classes, click here:


You can refer your patients to either Self-Management Programs or A Matter of Balance classes.

To sign up for classes, discuss a partnership or to refer persons to classes, contact us 214-871-5065 or empoweryou@ccgd.org




This project was supported, in part by grant number 90CS0051-01-00 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy

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