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Living Well with Chronic Conditions

October 1st, 2024 to November 5th, 2024
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario
177 Upper Park Road Amherstview, ON

This workshop has 23 remaining seat(s).

FREE workshop that helps to actively achieve best health & wellness while living with a chronic condition.

This is a 6-week workshop, in-person every week on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30pm EST, from October 1 to November 5, 2024.

Location: Leisure and Activity Centre, 177 Upper Park Road in Amherstview, Ontario

Due to funding regulations, registration is limited to residents of Southeastern Ontario.


The Living Well with Chronic Disease Workshop provides information and skills to those living with one or more chronic conditions, helping them better manage their condition and achieve their best health and wellness.

This FREE workshop is for adults of all ages living with one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and depression, among others. These workshops are also open to those at risk of developing a chronic disease, as well as family members and caregivers.


Participants meet in small groups for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, and will also receive a free copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and the audio file Relaxation for Mind and Body. The workshops are led by two trained leaders who are trained volunteers with chronic conditions themselves.

Participants report improvement in their lifestyle and general health, as well as improved symptom management and better communication with their doctors. They also spend less time in the hospital compared to those who have not taken the workshop.

This workshop is an evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University and currently supported by the Self-Management Resource Center.

Session 1

  • Differences between acute and chronic conditions
  • Using the mind for symptom management
  • Making Action Plans


Session 2

  • Difficult emotions
  • Intro to physical activity


Session 3

  • Better Breathing
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Pain and Fatigue Management
  • Endurance Exercise


Session 4

  • Healthy Eating
  • Future Plans for Health Care
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving


Session 5

  • Medications
  • Making Treatment Decisions
  • Depression Management
  • Positive Thinking
  • Guided Imagery


Session 6

  • Working with your health care professional
  • Working with the health care system
  • Looking back and planning for the future


For more information, please contact [email protected] or 613-542-2949 x1179.

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