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
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 out more information about these services call the Senior LinkAge Line at (800) 333-2433!