We may be living longer, but let’s learn how to Live Well™. Live Well is a nationwide evidence-based health promotion program developed by Stanford University. Workshops help participants and caregivers to:
- Find better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue
- Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
- Learn the appropriate use of medications
- Improve nutrition
- Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
- Understand new treatment choices
- Feel better about life
- Increase confidence in ability to manage health
Workshops are highly interactive and are facilitated by two specially trained leaders. Workshops cover new topics each week and provide opportunities for interaction and group problem solving. Specialty programs for Chronic Pain and/or Diabetes are also available.
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
The Live Well Program is sponsored by NCAAA in conjunction with the CT State Unit on Aging and the CT Department of Public Health.