Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop
The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop is a free six week course. 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 conditions.
Who should attend?
Anyone who has a chronic condition 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
Each session is two and one half hours long and each session will be held at the same location, one day a week for six weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders, some with health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health and your life. The workshops will be located in the Texas Health Resources University Red Conference Room. Texas Health Resources University, conveniently located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Turn west off of Greenville Avenue onto Phoenix Drive to enter the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas (this is marked as entrance D). Turn left off of Phoenix Drive and proceed past the Texas Institute for Surgery to the Texas Health Resources University Building on the right. The parking lot will be on your left. Parking for all Texas Health Resources University events is free. The physical address is 8194 Fogelson Lane, Dallas, TX. 75231. Please check board for classroom location.
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.