Living Well Workshops
Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health
The Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health program is a 6 week evidence-based self-management workshop developed by Stanford University. Designed for people living with one or more chronic conditions, Living Well offers participants the opportunity to experience positive health outcomes which may improve their overall quality of life, reduce health complications and reduce the need for emergency care. Living Well participants also learn techniques to deal with problems commonly associated with chronic illnesses, including frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation.
Weekly topics covered in the workshop include:
- Healthy eating
- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
- Appropriate use of medications
- Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
- Making informed treatment decisions
- Disease-related problem solving
If you are interested in attending a Living Well workshop or would like further information, please contact Maryland Access Point (MAP) at 410-313-5980 or email Wendy Farthing to inquire about upcoming sessions.
Living Well with Diabetes
The Living Well with Diabetes program is a 6 week workshop designed for patients diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Subjects covered include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; appropriate use of medication; working more effectively with health care providers. Participants should experience significant improvements in depression, symptoms of hypoglycemia, communication with physicians, healthy eating, and reading food labels. Click here for a printable flier.
If you are interested in attending a Living Well with Diabetes workshop or would like further information, please contact Maryland Access Point (MAP) at 410-313-5980 or email Wendy Farthing to inquire about upcoming sessions. To view a short video about the Living Well with Diabetes program, visit: http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/better-choices-for-living.html