Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop
This is a free seven week course.
The "Healthy Living" Chronic Disease Self Management Program is brought to you by Stanford University and Texas Health Resources. This program is for adults experiencing chronic health conditions such as hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, chronic pain and diabetes. Each workshop teaches coping strategies such as action planning and feedback, behavior modeling, problem-solving techniques, and decision making related to managing chronic disease.
Who should attend?
Anyone who has a chronic disease or is a family or friend of someone with a chronic disease.
Subjects Covered in Workshop:
*Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
*Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
*Appropriate use of medications
*Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
*How to evaluate new treatments
This course has seven sessions. Each session is two and one half hours long. Each session will be held at the same location, one day a week for seven weeks.
The Chronic Disease Self Management Program provides information and teaches practical skills on managing chronic health problems. People with different chronic health problems attend workshops together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves. Each workshop is located in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. Each workshop participant receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition, and an audio relaxation tape, Time for Healing.
This class will be held on the campus of Texas Health Azle, in the Health & Education Center Classrooms, located at 108 Denver Trail, Azle, TX 76020. Free parking is available. There will be other workshops locations in Hood Counties as well.
Seating is limited. If you find you are unable to attend, please call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355), so your seat can be released to someone on the waiting list.