Thu, Jul 30|
Chronic Disease Self Management-Online
Area Agency on Aging offers FREE self-management education for people with a variety of chronic health conditions. It aims to build participants’ confidence in managing their health and keep them active and engaged in their lives.
Time & Location
Jul 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – Sep 03, 2020, 1:00 PM
About the event
This course will be held every Thursday at 1pm, starting July 30th and concluding on September 3rd.
CDSMP is for adults with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and other ongoing health problems. The program may be particularly beneficial for people who have more than one health condition, whose health problems have begun to interfere with their valued life activities, or who have had difficulty following your health recommendations.
Participants attend a 2½-hour interactive workshop once a week for 6 weeks to learn problem-solving, decision-making, and other techniques for managing problems common to people with chronic diseases. In a typical workshop, participants set a realistic goal for the upcoming week and develop an action plan for meeting that goal. They report on their progress at the following workshop, and solicit feedback from the group to help address any challenges.
There is strong evidence from peer-reviewed publications and program evaluations that participation in CDSMP workshops can improve physical and psychosocial outcomes and quality of life for people with chronic health conditions. Benefits include:
- Decreased pain and health distress • Increased energy and less fatigue • Increased physical activity • Decreased depression • Better communication with physicians • Decreased social role limitations • Increased confidence in managing chronic disease