PATH—Personal Actions Toward Health

Date: February 4, 2013 - March 11, 2013
Time: 1:30-4 p.m.
Location: Morrice Senior Center 101 W Mason St. Morrice, MI 48857
Contact: Dawn Earnesty, wilcoxd4@anr.msu.edu, 989-758-2514

The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a six-week workshop conducted in two and a half hour sessions in community settings.

Who should participate: PATH is designed to benefit adults with chronic or long-term health conditions including arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, asthma, bronchitis and depression. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also encouraged to attend the workshop. The workshop sessions go from 1: 30 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, March 4 and March 11.

PATH workshop topics:

  • Identifying common problems
  • Future plans for health care
  • Acute vs. chronic disease
  • Healthy eating
  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Communication skills
  • Action plans
  • Problem solving
  • Medication usage
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Depression management
  • Positive thinking
  • Better breathing
  • Guided imagery
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Working with your health care professional
  • Endurance activities
  • Planning for future

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