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Living Well With Chronic Conditions

Tuesday, July 29 || 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: YMCA York, 90 N. Newberry St. York, PA

 

Living Well With Chronic Conditions
 
WHO: The York City Bureau of Health is partnering with the YMCA of York and York County to provide a six-session, peer-taught health education workshop for persons with chronic conditions.
 
WHAT: Community members are invited to pre-register for a FREE 2 hour workshop, which will be held once a week for six weeks. This program is geared towards adults with a chronic conditions, caregivers and their family members.  Participants of this evidence based workshop series will learn how to set goals and make step by step plans designed to improve their health.
 
WHEN: The first session will begin Tuesday, July 29th from 1 PM to 3 PM.
 
WHERE: YMCA of York and York County 90 N. Newberry St., York, PA 17401
On, Tuesday, July 29th, the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program will begin at the YMCA of York and York County. This is a six-session, peer-taught health education workshop for persons with chronic conditions. It aims to help individuals take day-to-day responsibility for their care and increase skills necessary for individuals to manage their diseases and work effectively with their healthcare provider. Participants of the program will learn program-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-challenging changes of living with a chronic illness. Topics that will be addressed include diet, exercise, medication management, cognitive symptom management, problem solving, relaxation, communicating with healthcare providers, and dealing with difficult emotions. The sessions are facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained peers who themselves have a chronic condition. 
Chronic disease is the principal cause of disability and the major reason for seeking healthcare. Chronic diseases accounts for over 70% of all healthcare expenditures. Almost 75% of people aged 65 years and older have at least one chronic illness, and about 50% of people aged 65 years and older have two chronic illnesses.
For more information or to pre-register for the program please call Shaun Underkoffler, Community Health Program Coordinator, for the City of York at 854-5090. 
 
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