Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Center for Change, Inc. offers an evidence based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program which is a 2.5 hour workshop that meet once a week, for six weeks. The workshop is offered in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. If you have a chronic health problems this workshop is for you. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) decision making, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments.