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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.
Do you have a Chronic Disease and/or are a family member, friend, or caretaker of an adult with a Chronic Disease? Tell them about this FREE 6-week in-person workshop!
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-userelated conditions. Two Certified Peer Leaders with chronic diseases of their own will conduct this small-group workshop.
The 6 week in-person workshop will be offered Thursdays from 1:30-4 pm, March 21st through April 25th at Proudfit Hall at the Bancroft Public Library - 181 South Main St. Salem, NY 12865.
The workshop is free and each participant will receive supportive program materials including Self-Management Toolkit Resources, Action Planning Resources, 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:
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.
Feedback from 2023 participants include:
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 CDSMP Webpage