Chronic Disease Self-Management: A Great New Class Offered By Lakewood Division Of Aging

If you are an adult, age 55 or older, with an ongoing or long-term health condition, the Lakewood Division of Aging is offering a great new class that just might make life a little more comfortable and easier to manage. 

If you or someone you know has a chronic disease, join a free Chronic Self-Management series. You will get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and your family about your health. 

 We can help you live a healthier life – and reduce the cost to healthcare systems – through our Chronic Disease Self-Management program (CDSM). For people with chronic illness, DCSM has been shown to improve health, function and communication with their doctors, while reducing distress and helping manage symptoms like fatigue, pain and depression.

This class will consist of six two and a half hour sessions. The first session will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, and end on Monday, October 15, 2018.  The hours for this class will be 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, and it will be held in the basement of the Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Ave. Transportation is available for Lakewood seniors. 

In this class, you will learn from trained leaders who understand first-hand what you are experiencing. Set your own weekly goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health – and your life. To register for this class, or to get more information, please call the City of Lakewood, Division of Aging Activities Office at 216-529-5005. 

Barry Wemyss is the Volunteer Services Supervisor for the City of Lakewood, Department of Human Services, Division Of Aging. He is a Lakewood resident.

Barry Wemyss

I am the Volunteer Services Supervisor for the City of Lakewod, Department of Human Services, Division Of Aging. I am a Lakewood residen.

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