FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops
for Steuben and Chemung Counties
Living Healthy of the Southern Tier is a six (6) week, evidence-based, workshop designed for people living with an ongoing or limiting health condition or people who care for them. Participants learn self-management techniques and skills needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition.
This evidence-based program was created by the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. The Steuben Rural Health Network, in partnership with Arnot Health, will be hosting workshops with Master Trainers and healthcare professionals. Adults of all ages will learn to manage their chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower their healthcare costs!
Workshop topics will include:
How to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and pain
Maintaining a mind-body connection
â€‹Ways to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, relaxation, and endurance
Managing & maintaining healthy eating habits
How to communicate more effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
The workshop will not conflict with existing programs or treatments. It is designed to enhance regular treatment with disease-specific education. Individuals with more than one chronic condition are especially encouraged to participate! The classes will help this population better understand the skills needed to coordinate and manage their care in order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Participants will meet once a week for six (6) weeks.
For more information, please contact Krystle Blencowe, Health Program Specialist for the Steuben Rural Health Network, at (607) 776-9467 ext. 229 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.