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Flourishing Together: Eat Well, Move More, Stress Less

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Our mission at the UofL Trager Institute is to bring about a new vision of aging where aging is seen as an opportunity. One way in which we seek to achieve our mission is by helping communities become healthier. We believe that bringing education and support to communities is a powerful and transformative way to increase the health of our older adult population in Kentucky and beyond. This is why we have partnered with Microclinic International to bring health and wellness to older adults in our Kentucky communities through our Flourishing Together program (formerly our Microclinics Program).

ABOUT FLOURISHING TOGETHER

The Flourishing Together team model is a unique approach to community health and wellness.

The Flourishing Together team model is built around the concept of a microclinic. A microclinic is not a small building, but a human infrastructure - a health management collective composed of people who share access to education, technology and social support as members work together to prevent and manage chronic disease. Microclinics are formed organically from extended families, small businesses, church groups, and more. Rather than attempting to create a new social support system, microclinics build upon existing social networks where we have the opportunity to flourish together with people we already know.

Built on relationships and social capital rather than bricks and mortar, Flourishing Together groups put the power of health directly into the hands of the community.  

Anatomy of the Flourishing Together Program: Leveraging Social Networks to Address Chronic Disease 

  • Small teams of two to six family members, friends or colleagues form a Flourishing Together group. Together, they set incremental goals to improve their health and support each other in reaching those goals. 
  • Over a 10-week period, multiple Flourishing Together groups meet in-person to learn how to make gradual and sustainable changes to prevent and manage disease in a fun, group environment. Healthy lifestyle changes are the goal for all involved.

 Why Join the Flourishing Together Program?

  • It's a free way to become healthier and get the support you need to take control of your health conditions in a supportive, group environment led by health professionals. 
  • 95% of participants who completed a Flourishing Together program improved in at least one clinical indicator (weight, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar).
  • Participants influence their social network, spreading healthy behaviors to friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors making health a true community value and often joining or creating local efforts to improve community health.
  • Due to the positive impact the Flourishing Together program has made in their lives, some participants decide they would like to be trained to become a facilitator. 

 It's Simple to Join the Flourishing Together Program

  • Classes are FREE!
  • Classes meet once a week over a 10-week period.
  • In-person and hybrid classes available.
  • Classes are held at locations throughout the community or can be held at your organization.
  • Register Here or click the button below to fill out a registration form.

Our mantra is the ultimate belief that health is contagious.


 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Open to the Public

2022 Classes Dates Class Time
Flourishing Together  Stay tuned for our next program start date!  

 

University of Louisville Employees ONLY 

2022 Classes Dates Class Time
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REGISTER 

To register for the Flourishing Together program as a participant, to sponsor a Flourishing Together class within your organization, or to learn more about the program, please click the button below and complete the form 

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BECOME A FACILITATOR

Become a trained Flourishing Together Facilitator and help your community become healthier!

As a facilitator, you will make a commitment to a 2-day Zoom training. Once trained, you will organize and co-lead classes in your community via Zoom during the pandemic. Classes meet once a week for 10-weeks, followed by a meeting once a month, for a year. There will be a monthly meeting running through Trager Institute if you want to refer participants.

Facilitator Training Session Time Period Class Time
Facilitator Training  Tuesday, Sept. 13 & Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022  9 AM - 4 PM
 

To learn more about the Flourishing Together Facilitator training, please email Mona Huff at [email protected]

Register for Facilitator Training