News Archive

September 30, 2016

Healthier Living: A self-management class for older adults begins Oct. 13

Classes
held Oct. 13 – Nov. 17 in Boulder

Boulder County, Colo. – Are you living with an on-going health problem? Diseases such as arthritis,
heart disease, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, and diabetes can cause daily
challenges. You can begin to feel like the disease is affecting every aspect of
your life.
Healthier Living is a six
week program developed by Stanford University designed to give you the skills
you need to become a self-manager and get back to living your life.

What:
Healthier Living Class/Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

When:
Tuesdays, Oct. 13 – Nov. 17, 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Where:
Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder

Topics
include how to set and accomplish your goals; how to deal with pain and
fatigue; the important role of nutrition and exercise; and how to improve
communication skills. Healthier Living participants often say this class helped
them learn how to set reasonable goals. The workshop gave me the “motivation to
take charge and make changes.”

Healthier
Living is offered without charge through a partnership with Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging, Boulder Community Health, and the Consortium for Older Adult
Wellness.

For
more information about the class, contact Melissa Pruitt of the Area Agency on Aging at 303-441-3599,
or
mpruitt@bouldercounty.org.