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LiveWell TM with Chronic Conditions
LiveWell TM With Chronic Conditions
LiveWell TM Chronic Conditions (LWCC) was adapted from The Stanford Chronic Disease Management Program - a program delivered in a workshop where people with different chronic conditions attend together and learn the skills needed to manage their condition and increase life's activities. Workshops are led by pairs of trained volunteers (Peer Leaders) to groups of 12 - 16 people, once a week for 2.5 hours for 6 consecutive weeks.
Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshops provides opportunity for individuals with chronic conditions and their care givers to come together to learn, share and help each other to maintain an active and fulfilling life.
Who Is It For?
Individuals living with chronic health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, COPD (Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease), stroke, kidney disease, depression and others.
Care givers, family members and friends are also welcome.
What Self-Management Skills Would You Learn?
- Relaxation techniques (such as positive self-talk, breathing exercises, guided imagery) for symptoms management
- Problem solving, goal setting and decision making
- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
- Appropriate use of medications
- How to communicate effectively with family, friends and health providers
- How to evaluate new treatments
- Managing difficult emotions such as frustration, fear, anxiety, pain etc.
There is no cost for the workshop. Each participant receives a free copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions
Date: Mondays April 3 - May 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Venue: CE Building at St Andrew's United Church
Date: Tuesdays May 23 - June 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Weyburn Primary Health Services Boardroom (east entrance of Weyburn Special Care Home)
Date: Thursdays May 25 - June 29, 2017
Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Carlyle Community Health Services Boardroom
Peer Leader Training Opportunities
Do you live with chronic disease, used to or care for someone who does? Do you like to help others and are comfortable speaking in front of small groups. If so, this opportunity is for you. If you are interested in improving the health of people living with chronic conditions by becoming a Peer Leader, please call (306) 842 8711 or email Livewell2@schr.sk.ca for details
If you are interested in hosting a session in your community or for more information on Livewell with Chronic Conditions workshops:
Chronic Disease Management Coordinator
Phone: (306) 842 8711