The goal is to provide health education, peer support and behavior change for people in the community who have chronic conditions as well as their caregivers.
These 6- to 8-week evidence-based workshop series provide information, practical skills, and peer support for people living with long-term health conditions. Together, we learn how to better manage our health and improve the quality of our lives. Workshops are led by a team of two trained leaders, often volunteers, who are also living with chronic conditions.
We offer workshops in person, by phone and online. Live video conferencing workshops offer the full interactive curriculum, but on a Zoom platform, with books and handouts mailed to your home and technical support for those new to video conferencing.
These programs have been shown to help people:
- feel more hopeful and supported
- have more energy and experience less fatigue
- exercise more
- experience better relationships with their doctors
- and reduce doctor and emergency room visits.
Join us, and gain confidence to better manage our health!
My Life, My Health: Living Well with Long-Term Health Conditions: Provides information and practical skills that build self-confidence and help participants assume an active role in managing one or more chronic conditions. Topics include healthy eating, relaxation techniques, communicating with health professionals and loved ones, goal-setting, and problem solving.
Chronic Pain Self-Management: Provides information and practical skills that build self-confidence and help participants assume an active role in managing problems specific to chronic pain, including fatigue, frustration, and poor sleep. Topics include appropriate exercise for improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; pain management techniques; goal-setting; and problem solving.
Diabetes Self-Management: Provides information and practical skills that build self-confidence and help participants assume an active role in managing problems specific to diabetes. Topics include techniques to deal with hyper/hypoglycemia, appropriate use of medication, healthy eating, goal-setting, and problem solving.
A Matter of Balance–Managing Concerns About Falls: Teaches practical coping strategies to reduce the fear of falling and explores environmental risk factors and exercises that increase strength and balance.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults: Based on the USDA “My Plate” guidelines, “Healthy Eating” teaches nutrition basics including label-reading, meal planning and management of dietary patterns; while encouraging self-assessment, goal-setting, and problem solving.
EnhanceWellness Coaching: A 6-month behavior change program that offers one-on-one coaching for people with long-term health conditions to identify health risks and create a personalized health action plan.
Memory Training: For people with mild age-related memory challenges, Memory Training teaches memory enhancing techniques and practical strategies to boost memory functioning.
Upcoming Workshops Calendar Sign Up or Learn More
Volunteer with the Healthy Living program
For medical providers
Referral form for medical providers
Stories from our blog:
- May is Older Americans Month, a Time to Celebrate Aging Unbound and Challenge the Status Quo! May 12, 2023
- The Healthy Living Department Launches Two New Free Programs! April 3, 2023
- Older Adults and Balance Problems March 17, 2023
More articles on Healthy Living
What people are saying about Healthy Living workshops:
Healthy Living 2
I had a very wonderful experience. It was my first time interacting with others and talking about my health. I describe my personal experiences related to all my health issues and I learn from other participants. I send my greetings and my gratitude to all members of LifePath team.