‘Live Well’: Free, Six-Week Program For People With Chronic Diseases, Conditions

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Life can be a challenge for those who live with chronic diseases and conditions. The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is presenting a free six-week program geared especially for those who face such difficulties and their caregivers.

Live Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management will be held Thursdays, Sept. 14 to Oct. 19, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Ida Wells Apartments, 100 Coventry St. in Hartford.

To fully benefit, it is suggested that participants attend all sessions.

The program is built upon three underlying assumptions:

  1. Regardless of the chronic condition, people have similar problems and concerns and face similar challenges.
  2. People can learn the skills needed to better manage their disease and the day-to-day issues they face.
  3. People who understand and take control of their condition will be healthier and happier.

People living with diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, pain and anxiety or caring for someone with an ongoing health problem are among those who may benefit from the Live Well program. Workshops may feature the topics of healthy eating, exercise, effective communication, problem solving and setting goals, according to facilitators Jessica Dakin, BSN, CMC, geriatric care manager, and Michelle L. Lavoie, resource coordinator, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.

“The Live Well program can help people get back to being in charge of their own lives, rather than being captive to their ongoing health conditions,” said Marc Levesque, MS, senior resource coordinator, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.

Registration is required. To register, call Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, at toll-free 1.877.4AGING1/ 1.877.424.4641 or email HHC.CenterRSVP@hhchealth.org.

Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, a not-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, is a resource and assessment center designed to enhance access to services and information related to attaining optimal quality of life for seniors and their caregivers. For more information about Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, visit cthealthyaging.org.

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