Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program is a six-week group education workshop that meets once a week for two hours for individuals with chronic diseases. This program teaches people the practical skills they need to live well with chronic health conditions such as anxiety, arthritis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic pain, cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, obesity and stroke. Through weekly sessions, the workshop provides support for continuing normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions that arise from having a chronic disease. If you or someone you care for has one of these conditions, the Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program can help you take charge of your life and stop your condition from controlling your life.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program can help people with chronic conditions make the most of their medical care and communicate more effectively with their health care providers. The workshop content complements ongoing programs or medical treatment. It is designed to enhance regular medical treatment and disease-specific education. For people with more than one health problem, this program is especially useful because it teaches skills that help them address the challenges of living with multiple conditions.
Workshops are fun and interactive and are facilitated by certified leaders. Participants share their successes and build a common source of support. The workshop builds confidence around managing health, staying active and enjoying life. Family and friends are also welcome to attend the workshop.
By Participating in a Six-session workshop, you will learn ways to:
- Manage your symptoms
- Communicate better with your doctor, family members and friends
- Lessen your anger and frustration
- Fight fatigue and pain
- Build confidence
- Manage stress and learn to relax
- Discover better nutrition and exercises choices
- Manage medications
- Get more out of your life!
For Information on Living Well with Chronic Conditions in Cannon County, call the UT Extension Service: