Developed by Stanford University School of Medicine, the “Living Well Program” is a series of FREE workshops designed to help seniors manage their chronic health problems.
The workshop starts on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 and runs for 6 consecutive weeks. Participants will meet in conference room MSB 545 in the 755 Building at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. No need to bring anything. All participants will receive a book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” by Kate Lorig, RN, Dr. PH and Holsted Holman, MD, et al.
The theory behind the program is that by encouraging seniors to take on more responsibility for managing their health, they can improve the quality of their lives and lower health care costs. The program is funded by New York State’s Office for the Aging through the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS).
The workshops are given by specially trained volunteers who are learning to deal with their own long-term health
problems. The trainers provide seniors with strategies to
modify their behaviour through physical activity and exercise make changes in their diets and learn techniques to handle pain, frustration and fatigue.
Registration is required. Call Ellen Woods, Program Manager at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 914-366-3937 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.