Participants in Living Well With Chronic Conditions (also known as the Chronic Disease Self-management Program or CDSMP) share common concerns and problems, brainstorm solutions and set weekly plans to achieve their goals. This workshop is also offered in Spanish (Tomando Control de su Salud).
Read about a recent leader training for the program that led to Centro Tyrone Guzman hosting the first Minnesota workshop.
What is it?
- Six-week workshop (2 ½ hours per week) led by two trained leaders
- Developed by Kate Lorig, DrPH, Stanford University
- Designed to find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, learn better nutrition and exercise choices, and learn better ways to talk to doctors and families about treatment choice
Who should attend?
Older adults who:
- Have one or more chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety
- Live with or care for a person with chronic conditions
- Are interested in problem solving to gain more control over their lives
What do participants say?
- “This is the best health program that I have ever experienced!”
- “The instructors were very knowledgeable and made classes interesting and helpful, also fun.”
- “This was truly helpful for me! I found that my action plans worked for me.”
For more information
- CDSMP Workshop Overview (PDF)
- Living Well With Chronic Conditions on Stanford University website
- Tomando Control de su Salud on Stanford University website
- Upcoming classes
To partner with MAAA in offering Living Well With Chronic Conditions (Tomando Control de su Salud) in the seven-county metro area, or to become a trained leader, contact Dave Fink.