Empowerment for Better Living
Stay Healthy and Connected While Staying Home
Be Empowered. Be Healthier.
Kaweah Delta’s Empowerment for Better Living Program offers chronic
disease self-management education workshops that are designed to help
adults living with ongoing physical and/or mental health conditions and
caregivers understand how healthier choices can improve quality of life,
boost self-confidence, and inspire positive lifestyle changes.
The program consists of 3 different self-management workshops: chronic
disease, diabetes, and chronic pain management. Workshop participants
will find supportive facilitators to help them get through their daily
activities and manage physical and mental health wellness. Past participants
have found that the support and tools they received helped them make healthier
choices to improve their health and lead fuller lives.
Chronic Disease Workshops offers practical everyday skills like problem solving, healthy eating
and relaxation techniques that help those living with chronic conditions.
This online workshop consists of 2-1/2 hour sessions, once per week, for
6 weeks. All you’ll need is internet and a connected device to participate.
Diabetes Workshops are designed for adults living with pre-diabetes, type-2 diabetes, and
caregivers. If you or someone you care for has diabetes, you know it can
feel like ti’s taking over your life but here are things you can
do to feel better and take control of your helath! This online workshop
has 2-1/2 hours sessions, once per week for 6 weeks. All you’ll
need is internet and a connected device to participate. Special emphasis
will be placed on monitoring, identifying symptoms of hypoglycemia, preventing
complications, foot care and menu planning.
Chronic Pain Workshops are for adults living with chronic pain. If you or someone you love is
dealing with ongoing pain, this workshop is for you. Participants will
learn about the differences between acute and chronic pain, how to pace
activity, prioritize rest, and balance life. Workshop participants report
less pain, more energy, and improved independence. This is an online workshop
of 2 -1/2 hour sessions, once per week for 6 weeks. All you’ll need
is internet and a connected device to participate.
Telephonic Tool Kit
Don’t have access to a computer, device or internet? You can participate
using only your phone. Participants receive a mailed tool kit that walks
them thorugh information about better managing their helath and participate
in small group phone calls for 45 minutes once per week, for 6 weeks.
All you’ll need to participate is a phone. All three workshops
Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes and Pain are available by phone.
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls
Learn to prevent falls by strengthening your body and mind
Just because you have arthritis doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy
the many benefits of gentle Tai Chi exercise. Join this workshop of 20
one‐hour long sessions and you’ll learn: • One or two Tai Chi
movements per session • All six core basic movements in the Tai Chi
Sun Style • Arthritis‐friendly movements modified for mobility •
Relaxing breathing techniques • Tai Chi principles that build balance
of mind and body
Tai Chi for Arthritis will improve your quality of life in so many ways!
Better balance • More strength • Improved range of motion •
Increased flexibility • Enhanced psychological health • Decreased
pain • Prevented fall