Program Update

The current Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is full.

For more information visit: www.selfmanagementbc.ca

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is a fun and practical workshop which can help people with chronic conditions overcome these daily challenges and maintain an active, fulfilling life. Participants learn about healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about their lives. They are provided with information strategies and techniques, so they will have the tools they need to help themselves.
Adults of all ages, who are experiencing chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, fibromyalgia, hypertension, depression or any other ongoing or long-term health condition(s) can attend. Their family members, friends and caregivers are also welcome, as they will benefit from the information personally and develop a better understanding of living with a chronic condition.
Small groups of participants (usually 10 to 16) meet for 2 ½ hours, once a week for six weeks. The highly interactive sessions are led by pairs of trained program leaders – most have chronic conditions themselves and have successfully adopted the techniques taught in the program.
Participants will learn how to:

• Get started with healthy eating and exercise
• Learn ways to manage symptoms
• Problem solving
• Preventing falls
• Getting a good nights sleep
• Weight management and label reading
• Take action and get more out of life
• Manage fear, anger and frustration
• Make daily tasks easier
• Work with Health Care Team
• Making decisions

To register for other related programs contact:
Self-Management BC
Phone: TOLL FREE 1866-902-3767
Email: selfmgmt@uvic.ca
www.selfmanagementbc.ca