Aging Well Specialty Programs

Strengthen your mind and body, and enhance your lifestyle, through Aging Well specialty programs. Our programs are engaging and empowering and offer peer support to help older adults in the High Country improve their health, well-being, and independence.

Aging Well specialty programs are made possible through grants and research, and through partnerships between Appalachian State University's Appalachian Institute for Health and Wellness, High Country Area Agency on Aging, and other local and national organizations.

Physical, Cognitive, and Social Wellness

Fall Prevention and Wellness Community Programs

A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention are offered year round at various locations throughout the High Country. These evidence-based programs are supported by an Administration for Community Living Grant to reduce falls and increase independence for older adults.

Additional programs and educational opportunities for older adults, loved ones and caregivers are also available throughout the year. Visit the High Country Area Agency on Aging for full list of currently available programs.

Offered: Year-round

Locations and Schedule: High Country Fall Prevention Program Calendar (Google Calendar)

For additional information contact Sia Beasley, Fall Prevention Coordinator at 828-262-6684 or

Comfort and Safety

CarFit Assessments

CarFit is a program offered to help you enhance your comfort, safety and fit inside your vehicle to help protect yourself and others while on the road.