Live Without Worries
Eight out of ten (80%) of older adults are living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression or anxiety, lung disease, obesity, etc. Managing your chronic condition(s) can improve your health and quality of life. This program will teach you how to develop strategies to feel your best and to build confidence in your ability to manage your own health through mutual support from fellow class participants and the class leaders.
About the Living Well with Chronic Conditions Class
Living Well with Chronic Conditions, also known as Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), was developed at Stanford University and is managed by the Self-Management Resource Center. It is appropriate for anyone who wants to improve their health and quality of life through managing their chronic condition(s).
Class is held once a week for six weeks. Each 2½ hour session includes a combination of presentations, discussion, and activities designed to help participants who are dealing with chronic conditions.
Benefits of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Class participants can expect to gain one or more of the following benefits:
Is there a fee?
The cost for A.C.E. of SW Minnesota to offer CDSMP classes is based on individual voluntary contributions and donations. No one will be denied services because of their inability or unwillingness to contribute towards this service.
Because this service is made possible, in part, under the Federal Older Americans Act through a grant award from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) under an Area Plan approved by the Minnesota Board on Aging, certain guidelines must be strictly adhered to. Cost sharing is one of those guidelines. A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota has a fully established and implemented Cost Share Policy/Statement of Value Process for Title III program participants with coordinating sliding scales. 2022 Title III-D Living Well with Chronic Conditions Class Sliding Fee Scale
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