IL Pathways to Health Classes

Take Charge of Your Health: Chronic Conditions

Take Charge of Your Health: Chronic Conditions is designed to improve the self-management skills of people living with ongoing health issues. Conditions like arthritis, mental health conditions, chronic pain, cancer, or diabetes can cause those affected to lose physical conditioning and suffer health problems over many years. This program teaches new strategies that will give participants the confidence, motivation, and skills needed to manage living with a chronic health condition.

Take Charge workshop

About the class

Duration of a workshop:

  • Workshops meet weekly for six weeks for 2.5 hours with a built-in break
  • Workshops meet in person at convenient community or clinical settings OR
    virtually (technical assistance is provided)

Topics covered during workshop sessions:

  • Nutrition and healthy eating habits
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Pain and stress management
  • Effective communication with family, friends and health care providers
  • Problem solving, goal setting and many more

"I feel that as I get older, it's harder to stay on track, and your class gave me the chance to think things over and make more good changes."

Patsy

Benefits of the class

  • Increased energy and less fatigue
  • Increased physical activity
  • Increased confidence in managing health
  • Decreased pain and depression
  • Less frustration or worry about health

Who should take the class

  • Adults with any type of ongoing health condition and their caregivers
  • Adults whose health problems have begun to interfere with daily activities
  • Adults who have had challenges following health recommendations

Our main focus is for participants who are 60 and over, as well as adults with disabilities, but we're happy to have people of all ages attend. The program has also been beneficial for caregivers of people with ongoing health conditions.


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