Registration Now Open For Free 6-Week Chronic Disease Workshop
VISALIA – Registration is now open for a series of free six-week
workshops that will help people with chronic conditions learn how to better
manage their health.
The Empowerment for Better Living Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
workshops, presented by Kaweah Delta Health Care District, are facilitated
by leaders who themselves have a chronic condition. They are designed
to help people with ongoing health problems such as diabetes, arthritis,
heart disease, asthma, or other chronic conditions. Class size is typically
around 12-18 participants with each session lasting 2.5 hours.
Topics that are covered include: dealing with difficult emotions, managing
symptoms, goal setting, problem solving, nutrition, understanding medications,
making informed treatment decisions, and increasing strength and stamina
through better fitness. The workshops will be offered on a quarterly basis
at Kaweah Delta’s Chronic Disease Management Center, 325 S. Willis
- Feb. 7-March 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (every Tuesday for six weeks)
- May 2-June 6, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (every Tuesday for six weeks)
- July 25-Aug. 29, from 5:30-8 p.m. (every Tuesday for six weeks)
- Oct. 3-Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (every Tuesday for six weeks)
To register for a six-week workshop offered at Kaweah Delta’s Chronic
Disease Management Center, call 559-624-4080.
The following workshops will take place as part of a partnership with Community
Services Employment Training (CSET) Senior Services as follows:
- Jan. 12-Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (every Thursday for six weeks),
at Earlimart Senior Center, 712 E. Washington, Earlimart
- Jan. 17-Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (every Tuesday for six weeks),
at Porterville Senior Center, 280 N. Fourth St., Porterville
To register for workshops at the CSET Senior Centers, call 559-782-4725
for the Porterville workshop and 661-849-2232 for the Earlimart workshop.
This workshop was developed by Dr. Kate Lorig at Stanford University. Participants
demonstrate significant improvements in the areas covered. They also report
fewer hospitalizations and outpatient visits.
Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Health Care District is the only trauma
center between Fresno and Bakersfield. Kaweah Delta Medical Center was
recently awarded four out of five stars in overall hospital quality from
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and an A in hospital
safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score. The district
offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected
pediatric hospitalist program to nationally recognized orthopedic and
cancer programs. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow
Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.