Living Well with Chronic Pain
In partnership with the Kansas City Regional Arthritis Center at Saint Luke’s Hospital and MARC, the Living Well with Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is being offered virtually with two trained peer Leaders. The program was developed at Stanford University.
The program is highly participatory. Mutual support and success builds participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and to achieve or maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Participants will learn about:
Techniques for dealing with problems, such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep
Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
Appropriate use of medications
Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
Pacing activity and rest
How to evaluate new treatments
Materials participants receive are the Chronic Pain Workbook, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” book, and Moving Easy CD.
An “Intro to Online Programs” session will be held on August 5th followed by the
6-week online workshop starting August 12th. Spouses, caregivers, etc. are welcome too.
To register, call Paula Zigmond, Clay County Senior Services:
816-595-0086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org