Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Source: Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments
Source: Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments

Workshop Held Wednesday Afternoons in Rocky Mount NC

Released by Released by Lakendra Dixon, BSW
UCPCOG – Area Agency on Aging

Are you age 60 and better with an ongoing health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, or cancer? The Living Healthy workshop can help you take control of your health!

  • Workshop provided at no cost to adults age 60 & older
  • 2 1/2 hour workshop, once a week for six weeks
  • Learn from trained volunteer leaders
  • Set goals
  • Make a step-by-step plan to improve your health
  • Manage pain
  • Increase fitness
  • Manage medications
  • Improve communication with health providers
  • Choose foods for health

The workshop meetings on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3:30pm. Workshop dates are April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 18, and May 25, 2016. Note that classes are not held on May 4 or May 11, 2016, due to holding of the Down East Senior Games.

The City of Rocky Mount Senior Center is hosting the workshop. The senior center is located at 427 S Church Street, in Rocky Mount NC.

As mentioned above, this workshop is free to adults 60 and over.  To register, contact Julie Watson at 252.972.1152 or Kendra Dixon at 252.234.5959. There is a $35.00 fee for attendees UNDER 60. Please make checks payable to:

Attn: Kendra Dixon
Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
121 W. Nash St. (P.O. Box 9)
Wilson, NC 27893

Funding for the workshop has been provided by the Title IIID grant for Evidence-Based Health Promotions through  theUpper Coastal Plains Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. The Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency On Aging is one of 16 NC Area Agencies on Aging, serving “Region L.” counties including: Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson. To find out more about the local Area Agency on Aging, visit their website.

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