“Living Well with Chronic Conditions” is a six-week series of 2 ½-hour sessions designed to empower those living with challenges such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, heart problems, emphysema, cancer and others to better manage and improve their health. Taught weekly by specially trained volunteer leaders, most of whom have health conditions themselves, the series is evidence-based and was created at Stanford University.
Participants will learn to manage their symptoms, stress, and medications, deal with depression and other emotions, set personal goals and problem solve, improve lifestyle choices and feel better about life. “The workshops put me back in charge of my life, and I feel great,” writes one participant. “Now I have more energy than I’ve had in years. I’m calmer and more confident about my health,” adds another. Members of the small-group sessions become very supportive of each other and sometimes continue to meet independently after the series has ended.
Upcoming Living Well workshops are planned throughout the Madison area. If you or someone you know wants to ‘put life back into your life,’ call Janie at 261-9700 for more information or to sign on.
Next workshop available:
Date: Wednesdays starting the 31st of August. (31st August, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September, 5th October)
Location: Warner Park Community Recreation Center
To Sign Up: Call Lynne Robertson, Outreach Specialist, at 836-9810, or Janie Riebe, Aging Program Specialist at 608 261-9700.
I am interested in getting involved as a Lay Leader or my organization would like to host a Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop. Who should I call?
Please contact Lynne, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.