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Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop – Informational Meeting

January 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Independence Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
220 E Maple St
Nancy Kishpaugh
(620) 331-3030

This will be an informational meeting about the workshop described below. Facilitators for the class will be Nancy Kishpaugh and Cindy Hutchison. All classes will be held at the Independence Public Library in the 2nd floor meeting room. The workshop begins Friday, January 25 and meets every Friday for 6 weeks, through March 1, 2:00-4:00 pm each week.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education What does this mean?

A new workshop is being offered in our community. Classes are sponsored by Kansas Department of Health and Environment and this is an evidence based program developed by Stanford University. This means this that the workshop has been taught across the United States for a number of years and participants have been studied. The results show that people that attended workshops had better eating habits and increased activity after completing class. Many other health benefits have been proven.

Trained individuals that are certified leaders are the instructors for the 6 week workshop series. One or both leaders usually have a chronic condition themselves. The classes are geared toward individuals with chronic conditions or their caregivers. Information is taught in an interactive format with a book and CD for reference. Some self-management skills that are taught are decision making, improved communication with family or health care provider, symptom management and healthy eating. These are just a few of the areas covered.

Any individual who has a chronic condition such as arthritis, diabetes or depression is encouraged to attend. There is no cost for the workshop, just a commitment of approximately 2 hours a week for 6 weeks to better manage your everyday life. Please consider attending or sharing this information with a loved one. For further information please contact Nancy Kishpaugh at or at (620) 331-3030 or Kelle Kiser at or at 620-515-4568.

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