Now Available! Calmer Life Workshop Curriculum for Worry & Anxiety

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Calmer Life Workshop Curriculum for Worry & Anxiety

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The Calmer Life Program was funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare two models of care for worry and anxiety among older adults from underserved, low-income, and mostly minority communities.

Calmer Life is an innovative, person-centered model of care anchored in evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment with additional novel components and cultural tailoring to meet the needs of underserved older adults.

Calmer Life was compared to Enhanced Community Care, an intervention anchored in standard community-based information and resource counseling. Both models produced positive outcomes and the developers are excited to bring program treatment materials to health care providers free of charge.

Community Workshop Curriculum

This curriculum addresses mental health topics (in particular, worry/anxiety and depression) in older adults and is intended for delivery to groups of older adults reached through their participation in:

  • Faith-based groups
  • Health education coalitions
  • Senior centers
  • Community agencies
  • Senior housing units

The content is designed to be delivered by:

  • Community health workers
  • Health educators
  • Social service providers
  • Volunteers with effective group presentation skills

The curriculum includes content for four sessions with each session including a PowerPoint presentation on worry and stress, handouts, and a guide for presenters.

Click the button below to download the community workshop curriculum and learn more about Calmer Life. Additional Calmer Life materials will be available in June 2018, including the intervention manual, participant workbook, and enhanced community care template. Questions? Email

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