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Road to Healthier Living

Road to Healthier Living

Learning to Manage Your Own Health

What is this program?

Road to Healthier Living Workshops are peer-taught self-management programs for people living with chronic conditions. These workshops are offered two-and-a-half hours one day a week for six weeks. These workshops are offered free of charge.

Who can take part?

Anyone with chronic health conditions is welcome, and feel free to bring a family member or caregiver. We help individuals with the following conditions, but not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Diabetes*

 

  • Depression
  • Emphysema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s
  • Stroke

 

*We offer a separate self-management workshop for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please refer to the Diabetes Self-Management Program below.

Read what one participant has said about this program:

"I am now eating a healthy breakfast, which I had not done in several years! I am also drinking more water and exercising every day. I feel less tired and I have more energy! I ma now able to manage my condition better with less anxiety," -- Tessie, 83, has arthritis, high cholestoral and GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).

Sessions begin every few weeks at convenient locations. Click here for a schedule of upcoming sessions.

Learning to Manage Your Own Health:

Like anything else in life, it's important to have the right skills, support and direction to improve your quality of life. The Road to Healthier Living offers problem-solving and decision making skills that enable you to confront the challenges of living with a chronic illness. Courses are facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained peers who also have a chronic condition, including diabetes.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

 

  • Techniques to deal with difficult emotions, fatigue, pain, and to improve sleep
  • Healthy eating and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Develop and maintain a long-term exercise program to improve strength and balance, and to reduce falls
  • Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate with family, friends and physicians

 

 

  • Techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress and emotional problems such as anger, fear and frustration
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Working more effectively with healthcare providers

 

 

Registration Is Required. To find a workshop near you call 215.710.5888. Click here for a complete list of upcoming sessions!