Are you having trouble loading this page? Click here to view a text-only version.

My Life, My Health - Chronic Disease Self-Management

Seniors biking"My Life, My Health" is a workshop series designed for those with chronic physical and/or emotional challenges that impact quality of life, including diabetes, arthritis, weight issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, and COPD. Subjects adressed include:

  • How to manage pain and fatigue
  • Nutrition and exercise options
  • Improving communication with medical providers and family
  • Using effective relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Managing medications
  • Making sound treatment decisions

Workshops are highly interactive, provide mutual support and build participants' confidence to manage their health and remain active. Participants set goals and create weekly “action plans” in a very supportive, fun atmosphere. Caregivers and family members are also welcome in the program. Workshops meet weekly for six weeks.

"My Life, My Health" was developed by the Stanford Patient Education Research Center. It is an evidence-based program that has been researched and proven to have positive results for participants.

For more information about "My Life, My Health", please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Healthy Living Program Manager, 413-773-5555 x 2297 or 978-544-2259 x 2297.