Program areas at Vintage
Senior community center services - Vintage is a nationally accredited senior center focused on promoting the health and wellness of older adults. Vintage plays an important role in the lives of older adults by offering a wide array of high quality activities, such as yoga and tai chi, dance and art classes, travel to museums and live performances, computer classes, health screenings, informational speakers and daily meals. Last year, Vintage served 1,094 participants through its programs and an additional 1,126 contacts through its information office. On an average day, 126 participants visit the center; 77% are african american and 51% live alone.
Chronic disease self-management program - Vintage is a licensed provider of the chronic disease self-management program (cdsmp), an evidence-based program originally developed by stanford university. Cdsmp is a 6-week health workshop targeted to adults with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, depression and many other conditions/diseases. Last year, 301 participates completed the workshop series. This program reported a program completion rate of 88%, benchmarked against the national average of 74%. An external evaluation completed by the university of pittsburgh reported the following results: improvements in general health; increased perceived quality of life; increased healthy behaviors, and success in reaching minority populations (42% of participants).