July 1, 2012
Learn to better
deal with your chronic condition to live a healthier life
Living Healthy is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
(CDSMP) based on a proven model developed by the Stanford University Patient
Education Research Center. Living Healthy is a six-week workshop for adults
with chronic conditions. Caregivers and loved ones are also invited to attend.
Workshops are offered in communities worldwide to improve health
and reduce hospitalizations. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and
the Administration on Aging have adopted the CDSMP model as an effective,
Medical Center (PMC) offers Living Healthy workshops at no cost. Three
workshops are scheduled for this fall, the first beginning in August:
Tuesdays, August 14
to September 18, 12:30–3:00 p.m.
21 to October 26, 9:30 am–noon
October 9 to November 13, 9:30 am–noon
Participants will learn strategies and gain confidence in their
ability to manage their health. The workshops are led by two trained leaders,
one or both of whom are nonhealthcare professionals who themselves have a
chronic health condition. Subjects
covered will 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. Communicating effectively with family, friends, and
4. Nutrition, problem solving and creating personal action plans.
PMC has received
very encouraging feedback from participants who have attended the workshop,
such as “the best class I have ever taken”; “by attending this workshop I now
have increased energy, exercise regularly, and have a very positive feeling
about myself regarding my health”; “I highly recommend this workshop to anyone
with chronic conditions…the members of this workshop have moved forward with
their personal health issues; it’s very rewarding to be a part of this group.”
charge of your life and register now. Space is limited and an RSVP is required.
Call 321-268-6596 or email Jenny.Hogue@parrishmed.com. Most
workshops will be held at Heritage Hall, located at Parrish Health Village West
at the corner of Washington Ave. and Jess Parrish Court. PMC is located at 951
N. Washington Avenue, Titusville.