LIVE WELL – Chronic Disease Self-Management

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bolivar United Methodist Church
105 E Division St
Bolivar, MO 65613
Polk County MU Extension

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based program which assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. The CDSMP is provided in 2.5 hour sessions once a week for six weeks at the Bolivar United Methodist Church. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom deal with chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include:

1) Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation
2) Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
3) Appropriate use of medications
4) Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
5) Nutrition
6) How to evaluate new treatments

Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The program was developed by Stanford University and is funded by the Arthritis Foundation. Call the Polk County MU Extension to register at 417-326-4916.

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