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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 participants can experience positive health outcomes including improvement in their overall quality of life, reduced health complications and reduced need for emergency care. The program offers techniques to deal with problems often 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. Click here for a printable flier.  

 

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 

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