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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Chronic Disease Self Management Class

CSDM Flyer 8-2023

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Workshop to Begin in October

Do you have a Chronic Disease and/or are a family member, friend, or caretaker of an adult with a Chronic Disease? Join our FREE 6-week workshop!

When: Every Wednesday from 1:30-4 pm starting October 4th through November 8th, 2023

Where: Burgoyne Ave Campus – 1153 Burgoyne Ave Fort Edward, NY 12828

In partnership with the Self-Management Resource Center (SMRC), Washington County Public Health is pleased to offer a FREE 6-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop for Washington County residents. The workshop is recommended for adults with at least one chronic health condition and/or their family members, friends, or caretakers. Chronic diseases include but are not limited to, arthritis, lung problems/diseases, cancer, stroke, hypertension, anxiety/depression, obesity, heart disease, and tobacco-use related conditions.

Two Certified Peer Leaders with chronic diseases of their own will conduct this small-group workshop. The in-person workshop will be offered Wednesdays from 1:30-4 pm at the Burgoyne Ave Campus starting October 4th through November 8th, 2023. The workshop is free and each participant will receive supportive program materials including a Self-Management Toolkit Resource, an Action Planning Resource, a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book and more!

The peer leaders will utilize various interactive activities such as discussions, brainstorming, practice of action planning and feedback, behavior modeling, problem-solving techniques, and decision-making to help participants acquire new skills in self-managing their chronic diseases. Session topics include:

  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating
  • Better breathing techniques and stress management
  •  Appropriate use of medication
  • Working more effectively with health care providers
  • Communicating with friends, family, oneself & the healthcare system

This interactive program aims to increase confidence, physical and psychological well-being, and knowledge of chronic disease self-management strategies. This program does not, however, replace any existing programs or treatments. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water/drinks and a snack. Stretch breaks will be offered throughout the workshop. The workshop is limited to a small group of participants and priority will be given to Washington County residents.

Registration is required. For questions or to register, please call 518-746-2400.

For more information on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, visit the Self-Management Resource Center’s website:

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