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What: FREE six-week self-management program designed to introduce skills needed for day-to-day management of chronic conditions. This course is specifically designed to help individuals develop the tools necessary for living a healthy life while managing the symptoms associated with chronic conditions.

Who: Anyone with a chronic illness or anyone who is taking care of someone with a chronic illness.

Why: If you or someone you love has a chronic illness, chances are you are aware that many symptoms can last for years. As there is often no cure, teaching people to manage the symptoms of an illness is key to helping them live fuller, happier lives.

Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic conditions, such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, headaches, depression, and kidney disease. While some illnesses may not be disabling, others can cause significant limitations and affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities.

The workshop was developed by Stanford University and has been proven to provide skills necessary to help people better manage their chronic illness. Learn more about the Stanford University program.

Three Different Workshops to Choose From

  1. Living Well with Chronic Conditions - This is the workshop we have been teaching for several years. It is appropriate for people with any chronic illness or family and friends who help to support these patients.
  2. Tomando Control de Su Salud - This workshop is the same as the English version of Living Well with Chronic Conditions except that it is taught 100 percent in Spanish and is appropriate for the Hispanic culture. It is appropriate for people with any chronic illness or family and friends who help to support these patients.
  3. Living Well with Diabetes - This workshop is specifically for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. More disease specific information will be shared at this workshop, although it follows the same format and same general information as the other workshops. It is appropriate for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes or family and friends who help to support these patients.

Upcoming Events

  • VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Support Group

    Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1 - 2:30pm

    The VIP Support Group is a FREE group for retirement-age individuals living with visual impairment. Here, you will have the opportunity to interact with others who are in a similar situation and give and receive support, ideas and encouragement.

  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 1 - 3:30pm

    A free workshop for people with chronic health concerns. Group meets for 2½ hours, once a week for 6 weeks to discuss: • Managing symptoms of chronic disease • Medication “how-to” • Working with your healthcare team • Setting weekly goals • Effective problem-solving • How to relax & handle difficult emotions • Tips for eating well • Safe, easy exercise

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To register by phone, please call (801) 213-6675.

To request an appointment electronically, please fill out the form below. A representative will call you to complete your registration.

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