Living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, or another ongoing health problem can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining.
Taking care of yourself is important - and you can, but you need the tools and knowledge to help you. Living Well with Chronic Conditions can show you the way.
What is the Living Well with Chronic Conditions telephone-based workshop, and why should I take it?
Living Well is focused on teaching you the skills to better manage your health and well-being. The workshop meets once a week for six weeks and has been studied and shown to help family caregivers:
- Short-term goal setting
- Healthy eating and nutrition, food label reading and meal planning
- Relaxation techniques
- Planning for the future
- Partnering with healthcare providers
- Fitness for exercise & fun
- Feedback & problem solving
- Stress & depression management
- Communicating effectively with friends, family and your medical team
Participants will be mailed a toolkit including Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book, Relaxation for Mind & Body CD, Exercises for Chronic Conditions CD. and Chronic Disease Self-Test & Tip Sheets Booklet. Participants will also receive a phone number to call and participate in weekly small group conference calls.
**No session Friday, November 27**