Aging and Adult Services: Prevention
Aging and Adult Services Division collaborates in a number of prevention activities across a variety of programs.
DEEP Program (Diabetes Empowerment Education Program)
Provided by Mills-Peninsula Senior Focus, the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is an evidence-based program that is supported by Older Americans Act funding. DEEP is a licensed diabetes self-management education program, developed by the University of Illinois, Chicago, that has been shown to be successful in helping participants take control of their diabetes and reduce the complications. DEEP is for those that are 60 years or older and have diabetes or prediabetes. Limited space is also available for caregivers of those that qualify for the program. The program consists of six weekly workshops and each workshop is two hours. Participants must attend all sessions. There is no cost to participate in the program.
Wise and Well
Provided by Mills-Peninsula Senior Focus, the Wise and Well Program provides a comprehensive health promotion program consisting of screening, community education, and individual counseling. Selected program sites serve low-income and minority senior communities. For more information, go to the Wise and Well website.
Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County
A countywide coalition that aims to build and maintain a collaborative network to support fall prevention and resources. It also serves as a clearinghouse for fall prevention activities throughout San Mateo County. Tasks for this year include increasing communication on fall prevention and developing a comprehensive fall prevention education campaign. For more information, go to the Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County website.