Live Well Chronic Disease Self Management
Live Well is designed for older adults with on-going health conditions who want to take charge of their health problems and live active, fulfilling lives. The program is highly interactive, where mutual support and success builds confidence in managing the challenges that come with chronic health conditions. Live Well is also beneficial for caregivers, family and friends of people with on-going health conditions.
Trained facilitators guide participants, who have a variety of chronic health issues, to find better ways to manage the day-to-day issues they face. This program is not for learning about specific conditions. Rather, the participants, who have different health issues, learn skills to deal with the pain, fatigue, stress and other challenges that they all share. Live Well is designed to complement the care that people receive from their health care providers. Participants will learn things that their health care providers don’t have time to teach them. This program is evidenced-based and has helped people to better manage their symptoms and find healthier ways of living that work for them.
The program, offered at no cost to the participants, consists of six two-and-half hour sessions. It is open to person who have chronic health conditions.
The program is offered on a periodic basis. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call the Pomperaug Health District at 203-264-9616, extension 2 for more information.