2 peer leaders give out information over 6 weekly sessions for adults (including mature minors) who live with a long term health condition. We will meet once a week for about 2.5 hours every Monday evening at 6pm starting Feb 10th over a six week period. Discussion on the topics is encouraged however this workshop does not require people to discuss their own diagnosis(es). The information is about the role of an individual in managing a health condition. For example good self management can lead to improved sense of wellness, in some cases a decrease in medication or the medication being more effective and less visits to emergency rooms and doctors offices. Improved wellness means people can enjoy life, do more of the things they want to do and be comfortable with the decisions that they make.
How you think, communicate and act makes a difference to your health. We explore many options so people can use the ones they feel will be most beneficial to them.
Topics include getting a good nights sleep, action plans, physical activity and exercise, healthy eating, dealing with difficult emotions, managing medications, communication, the health care system and health care professionals, decision making, problem solving, pain and fatigue, depression and using technology to seek information.
Registration is required for this program.
For more information on the program or to register please call or email Catherine Pilgrim. 1 709 454 3333 ext 7364 or [email protected] or Sondra Spearing at 1 709 897 3104