Living Well with Chronic Conditions

 

What is Living Well with Chronic Conditions?

 

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood
pressure, heart disease and anxiety are among the most
common of all health problems in the United States. 

 

Having a chronic condition can make life a challenge
but you can learn to live well! 


Living Well with Chronic Conditions classes will help
you discover practical 
ways to live better and healthier. 

 

They include six, two hour, classes for a small group
led by two trained facilitators.

 

This nationally recognized program was developed
by Stanford University.

 

During the class, participants learn:

  • Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue,
    pain and isolation

  • Appropriate exercises for maintaining and
    improving strength, flexibility and endurance

  • Appropriate use of medications and how to evaluate
    new treatments

  • Effective communication techniques

 

 

Who Should Attend Living Well with Chronic Conditions Class?

 

The program was designed to benefit community-dwelling older adults who have ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and anxiety and the caregivers who support them.

The program was designed to benefit community-dwelling older adults who:

  • Have any physical or mental chronic health conditions such 

  • Have multiple chronic conditions

  • Have rising health risks

  • Are lonely or fearful

  • Are depressed due to chronic conditions

This class is not appropriate for individuals who will disrupt group dynamics
or for those acutely incapacitated by severe illness or physical limitations.

What Participants Say About Live Well with Chronic Conditions:

 

“I learned that I can break down something I want to do into smaller pieces.
I don't have to do it all at once!”

To find a class near you check out our calendar or for more 
information about this educational program please contact 
Carol Bye at (218) 745-9104!

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109 South Minnesota Street, Warren, MN 56762
Senior LinkAge Line:  (800) 333-2433

© 2019 by the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging

A program of the Northwest Regional Development Commission.