Kylertown CAL to Offer Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

KYLERTOWN – Nobody wants to have a chronic, long-term illness or chronic pain.  Unfortunately, most of us will experience two or more of these conditions during our lives.

The following class, given by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, will help people with chronic illness explore healthy ways to live with physical or mental condition.

A healthy way to live with a chronic illness is to work to overcoming the physical, mental and emotional problems caused by the condition.

The challenge is to learn how to function at your best regardless of the difficulties that life presents.  The goal is to achieve the things you want to do and get pleasure from life.

The class is all about learning common life skills that are needed to become a great manager of both your chronic condition and all other aspects of your life.

The CCAAA will be offering Chronic Disease Self–Management (CDSM) classes at the Kylertown Center for Active Living, 70 Senior Center Dr., Kylertown, PA 16847.

The CDSM class is an evidence-based program given two-and-a-half hours, once-a-week, for six weeks.  Subjects covered include:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision-making
  • How to evaluate new treatments

Classes are free and will be held on Thursdays, beginning July 25, from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.  This is a six-session series.  Please plan to attend every session to get the full benefit of the course.

Act now because class size is limited.  For information or to register, please call the Kylertown Center for Active Living at 814-345-6338.

Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

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