Steps to Healthier Living with Chronic Pain

Steps to Healthier Living with Chronic Pain

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In partnership with the Kansas City Regional Arthritis Center at Saint Luke’s Hospital and MARC, the Steps to Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is being offered free at the North Kansas City YMCA. 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:

  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Balancing activity with rest
  • Tools for overcoming worst-case thinking
  • How our minds affect pain and how we can use our minds to lessen pain
  • Negative emotions
  • Healthy eating
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Working more effectively with health care providers
  • Communicating with friends and family
  • Communicating with the health care system
  • Communicating with oneself
  • Action-planning, problem-solving, decision-making

All materials provided.

Bring your lunch; snacks and beverages will be provided.

Registration required!

Contact: Lauren Crome
Active Older Adult Program Coordinator, or 816-300-0531

Event registration closed.

Date and Time

Jan 18, 2023 11:00 AM to
Feb 22, 2023 01:30 PM


North Kansas City YMCA 1999 Iron St, North Kansas City, MO 64116

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Registration End Date

Jan 18, 2023
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