Living a Healthy Life
Monday, 12 March 2012 10:24
It just keeps getting better, better in the sense that we are reaching more people as we strive to build healthier communities. HealthVisions East St. Louis completed another workshop with members of New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 5803 Belmont Avenue in East St. Louis, where Rev. Myron Taylor is Pastor. We are extremely proud to report that fifteen enthusiastic individuals received certificates of completion in the fellowship hall of the church, Thursday, March 1, 2012.
Living a Healthy Life-Live Well, Be Well is a six week group education workshop series for adults living with a chronic condition. The Patient Education Research Center at Stanford University developed the program to help people with chronic conditions gain self-confidence in their ability to manage their health. The sessions provide information regarding issues related to a variety of conditions – diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, emphysema and many other health conditions.
As with the other three workshops, members of New Bethel were eager to learn different ways to manage their chronic conditions and their eagerness was revealed by their attendance. Members learned to manage depression, anxiety, fatigue, pain and other symptoms of chronic diseases by using strategies in the workshop. Members improved their attitude about their conditions, diets, medication compliance and exercise. They learned how to communicate more effectively with family members and health care providers.
HealthVisions has planned a reunion for all previous workshop participants to be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 401 Columbia Place, East St. Louis, Illinois.
If your church or organization is interested in hosting a workshop, you may contact HealthVisions East St. Louis and ask for Paula E. Wills, Hannah E. Randolph or Carol D. Conner at (618) 271-7000. There is absolutely NO COST to participants for the workshop. Participants will receive the “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” workbook, Time for Healing CD, and a certificate of completion. This workshop will provide the tools necessary for living healthier. Funding for the workshop is provided in part by the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois and the Vatterott Foundation.