About Living Well

What is the Living Well workshop?

Developed by Stanford University, Living Well is a Chronic Disease Self-Management program which is evidence-based. The program is a 6-session interactive workshop that helps people who have on-going health conditions learn real-life skills for living a full, healthy life. Participants learn how to take small steps towards positive changes and healthier living. The workshop will build participant confidence and improve their ability to manage day-to-day life.

Living Well is a Powerful Medicine

It is a prescription that is proven to work. Studies show people who took the workshop experienced:

  • Greater energy and improved social interactions
  • A more engaged and healthier lifestyle
  • Better communication with family, friends and health professionals
  • Feelings of improved health
  • Less time in the hospital
  • More confidence in their ability to take care of their health
  • Fewer hospitalizations

Many Living Well workshop leaders are people who live with on-going health conditions and have been specially trained to lead the workshop. They understand the challenges of living with a long-term health conditions. The workshops are designed to be a peer-to-peer learning experience with opportunities for interaction and group problem solving.

In the Living Well workshop participants will gain skills to:

  • Manage your medications
  • Deal with difficult emotions
  • Eat well
  • Control pain
  • Set and accomplish goals
  • Fight fatigue and frustration
  • Start an exercise program
  • Manage stress and relax
  • Solve problems
  • Communicate better with family, friends and health professionals
Best of all, the workshop is very low-cost or free of charge!

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