Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition
Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Feel Better. Be in control. Do the things you want to do.
The Living Healthy With a Chronic Condition Program is comprised of evidenced based programs to help you gain control over your health and improve your quality of life. The programs are available for anyone over the age of 18 living in Onondaga County. Each participant receives a resource booklet, as well as the CD used during the workshops.
The programs are a six session, peer-led health education program for people and/or their caregivers with any type of ongoing health condition and complements the care of the healthcare that person may already be receiving.
There are three self-management programs to choose from:
- Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for participants and/or caregivers with any type of chronic condition(s).
- Peer Support for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes for participants and/or caregivers who are pre-diabetic or diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
- Chronic Pain Self- Management Program for participants and/or caregivers who are managing chronic pain.
Topics covered include:
- Making weekly action plans, sharing experiences, and helping each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program
- Decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Techniques to deal with emotional problems such as frustration, stress, fatigue, isolation
- Fatigue and sleep management
- Management of pain
- Developing an appropriate exercise plan for maintaining and improving strength
- Appropriate use of medications
- Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
- Nutrition and healthy eating
- How to evaluate and make informed treatment decisions
- Planning for future health care
- Peer Support for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Program will look at techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, hyper/hypoglycemia
- Chronic Pain Self Management Program covers pacing activity and rest
The Self-Management Program's curriculum was developed at Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center. For more information about the program, please visit Stanford's Patient Education Research website.
Tai Chi For Arthritis Programs are also offered. These workshops are designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. These programs enable participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to exercise to increase strength and balance, set goals to increase activity, view falls as controllable and make changes to reduce the risk of falls.
The Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Programs and Tai Chi for Arthritis are made possible through a partnership with OASIS, Upstate Medical University, The Advocates for Upstate Medical University and the Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services.
To watch a video on evidence-based program's outcomes: click here
Register for an Upcoming Living Healthy Event:
|4/4/2023||11:30am||Chronic Disease Self Management Program North Manlius United Church 7815 Adams Street, Kirkville, NY 13082|
|5/1/2023||10:30am||Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention 16 Sessions - Online Zoom Classes with ASL Interpreters|
|5/23/2023||1:00pm||Chronic Disease Self Management Program Camillus Senior Center, 27 1st Street, Camillus, NY 13031|
|6/26/2023||1:00pm||Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention 16 Sessions - DeFrancisco Eastwood Senior Center/Peace, Inc.|
|8/8/2023||1:00pm||Chronic Disease Self Management Program Fayetteville Senior Center, 584 East Genesee St. Fayetteville, NY 13066|
|8/29/2023||10:00am||Chronic Disease Self Management Program Ross Towers Community Room 710 Lodi Street, Syracuse, NY 13203|
|9/13/2023||10:00am||Chronic Pain Self- Management Program - ONLINE CLASSES|
|10/12/2023||5:30pm||Chronic Disease Self Management Program ARISE, Lower Level Conference Room 635 James Street Syracuse, NY 13203|
|11/14/2023||10:00am||ONLINE Peer Support for Adults with Type Two Diabetes- Online Workshops|