Diabetes & Other Chronic Conditions

 

The average American is living longer than ever. The question is, do you want quality or quantity as you age? You may be able to have both by learning how to live well.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Are you or a loved one living with arthritis, cancer, heart problems, diabetes stroke, asthma or other chronic diseases? This workshop shows you how to take small manageable steps toward healthier living and improve your ability to manage day-to-day activities of life.  This six-week session weekly interactive workshop helps people who have significant health conditions learn how to take control of their health. The sessions deal with the issues that everyone living with an ongoing (chronic) health condition faces. Each session lasts two and one-half hours. We encourage you to bring a family member or support person to all sessions. Registration required. Enrollment limited.

Upcoming Classes

 

Nutrition & Disease Prevention

 

Plateful of Prevention: Meals and Movement for Better Health (5-lesson curriculum)

Nutrients You Need: One page handout listing of key nutrients, their function in the body and food sources.

Gluten Free Baking:  Get tips on how to bake foods without Gluten from Colorado State University Extension.

Whole Grains Slide Presentation: Learn the benefits of whole grains and how to prepare ancient grains.

Healthy fats for a healthy heart Slide Presentation: Learn how to change the type of fat you eat.

Living well Oregon Website    http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/livingwell/lwworkshops.shtml  

 

 Physical Activity

Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging: Learn how to stay active as you age. Includes ideas on how to get started and stay motivated as well as sample exercise for balance and flexibility.

Physical activity guide for Americans (ages 16-24) 

Diabetes 

Free educational materials from www.learningaboutdiabetes.org