LiveWell with Chronic Conditions

LiveWell with Chronic ConditionsThe LiveWell with Chronic Conditions program provides practical suggestions and support, which builds confidence in coping with everyday challenges of a chronic condition.

Two trained peer leaders meet with groups of up to 12 participants for 2.5 hours once a week for six consecutive weeks. Classes are fun as well as practical. The emphasis is on building skills for managing your health and maintaining an active and fulfilling life. There is no cost for this program. Each participant receives a free copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.

The program is for caregivers and/or individuals who have a chronic health condition such as:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke/Spinal Cord Injury
  • Osteoporosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Kidney Disease

This program will assist you to take control of your chronic condition rather than the illness controlling you. Self-management skills in the program include:

  • Symptom Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Solving

The program was developed at Stanford University. Canadian research confirms that it is making a real difference in the lives of participants.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Swift Current – Cypress Regional Hospital, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, March 22 to April 26, 2017.
  • Maple Creek – Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility, Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, March 21 to April 25, 2017.
  • Ponteix – Centre Culturel Royer, Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, May 1 to June 12, 2017.

To register for an upcoming workshop or for more information on LiveWell with Chronic Conditions, please call 306-778-5445, toll-free at 1-877-401-8071, or email livewell@cypressrha.ca.