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You can manage your health to maintain an active lifestyle

You can manage your health to maintain an active lifestyle

The Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition program helps you gain control over your health and improve your quality of life.

Author: Dana Klassen/Thursday, February 12, 2015/Categories: Syracuse

This is a six-session peer- led health education program. Each session complements the health care participants may already be receiving. During each 2 -1/2 hour session, approximately 10-15 participants focus on building the skills they need to manage their conditions. Workshops are highly participative, with mutual success and support, building participants' confidence and their ability to manage their health and maintain active fulfilling lives. The curriculum was developed by Stanford University's Patient Education Center. This evidence based program helps participants:

  • Feel better.  Increase energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.

  • Take control of their life and do the things they want to do each day.

  • Get connected and learn from others who have similar health issues.

  • Understand how to eat healthy and start an exercise program.

  • Communicate better with family, friends, and the medical team.

  • Design a self-management program. 

The 6 week program is free to any adult 18 years and older residing in Onondaga County.  For information on upcoming classes please contact Lisa Vigliotti-Bane Program Coordinator at  315-464-4827; or email : LivingHealthy@upstate.edu  For more detailed information please click the links below:

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