Living Well SE OntarioSelf-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario

Chronic Disease

The Living Well with Chronic Disease Workshop provides information and skills to better manage your chronic disease and live healthier. Learning how to manage your health, your emotions and your daily activities can help improve your lifestyle and general health.

This free Living Well with Chronic Disease workshop is for adults of all ages living with one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and depression, among others. These workshops are also open to those at risk of developing a chronic disease, as well as family members and caregivers. Participants meet for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks.

Session 1

  • Differences between acute and chronic conditions
  • Using the mind for symptom management
  • Making Action Plans

Session 2

  • Difficult emotions
  • Intro to physical activity

Session 3

  • Better Breathing
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Pain and Fatigue Management
  • Endurance Exercise

Session 4

  • Healthy Eating
  • Future Plans for Health Care
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving

Session 5

  • Medications
  • Making Treatment Decisions
  • Depression Management
  • Positive Thinking
  • Guided Imagery

Session 6

  • Working with your health care professional
  • Working with the health care system
  • Looking back and planning for the future

To download a printable handout with information about the workshop, please click here.

Contact Us

Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario

Kingston Community Health Centres
263 Weller Avenue
Kingston, ON  K7K 2V4
Tel: 613-542-2949 ext.1179
Fax: 613-542-7657

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