Griffin Hospital hosts free six-week workshop to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions take back control of their lives.
The Live Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop provides health information and strategies to help those with chronic conditions like diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, and pain and anxiety increase their energy and take control of their health. The workshop is typically held for 2 ½ hours each day, one time per week for six weeks.
Set and achieve your goals
Griffin Hospital’s Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop focuses on the goals that you want to work towards. Together, we’ll set short-term goals, discuss topics, develop strategies and review helpful tips related to:
- Nutrition and healthy eating
- Problem solving
- Preventing complications
- Fitness and exercise
- Relaxation management
- Handling difficult emotions
- Positive thinking
- Medication management
- Working with your healthcare provider
- Working with the healthcare system
- Sick days
- Stress Management
- Planning and goal setting
- Setting an action plan
Coordinated and run by Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program, the Live Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop is sponsored by the Connecticut Dept. of Social Services Aging Services Division, Connecticut Dept. of Public Health and Griffin Hospital.
The workshop is typically held for 2 ½ hours each day, one time per week for six weeks at Griffin Hospital. See calendar for next session.