Living Well Workshops
Self-Management Tip: Develop an Active Lifestyle
Get physical activity in short spurts throughout your day. Use breaks at work to stretch or walk. Take the stairs, play with the kids or garden. Whatever gets you moving!
Living Well with Chronic Conditions (also called the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) is an interactive workshop series that helps participants with one or more chronic conditions learn useful skills to help them to live a full, healthy life.
Workshops are taught by a trained team which always includes at least one leader who has a chronic condition. Learn resources, skills and action planning designed to build confidence, reduce the negative impact of your symptoms and give you greater control over your life.
Classes meet weekly for 6 weeks and last about 2-1/2 hours. Available in other languages.
Some of the subjects covered include:
- Working with your healthcare team
- Setting weekly goals
- Effective problem solving
- Better communication
- How to relax
- Handling difficult emotions
- Tips for eating well
- Safe, easy exercise
Who Should Attend
People who have chronic conditions and their family or friends. All classes are open to the public.
- Chronic pain
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Liver disease
- Other conditions
See Living with HIV for information about Living Positive Workshops for people with HIV/AIDS.
Cost and Registration
Classes are low cost or free, and registration is required. Contact the workshop organizer directly for details and to sign up.
Living Well workshops are available throughout Oregon and Washington. Find an upcoming workshop in your area: