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Area Agency on Aging Events

Leader Training: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20, 2018
Texas A&M University-Round Rock Campus
Avery Building-Room S306
3950 North AW Grimes Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

CAPCOG’s Area on Aging of the Capital Area Health and Wellness Program is hosting a five-day training for volunteer leaders who want to change lives by teaching the Chronic Disease Self-Management and Chronic Pain Self-Management programs. 

These two self-management programs, developed at Stanford University, are evidence-based and use transformative techniques to dramatically improve health outcomes for participants age 60 and older. After completing the training, volunteers will be certified to run two- and half-hour workshops that take place once a week for six weeks.

> Contact Kate Gibbons, AAACAP, Health and Wellness Coordinator to register.
> Read and share the training flyer. 
> Learn more about the Chronic Disease Self-Management and Chronic Pain Self-Management programs.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays from July 17 to Aug. 21, 2018
South Austin Senior Center
3911 Manchaca Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-week program that teaches older adults, 60 and older, with chronic illnesses the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and increase one’s activities. Classes will be held Tuesdays from July 17 to Aug. 21, 2018.

Using a group setting to give a shared learning experience, the program teaches techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation. Program attendees learn about maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance. They also learn about the appropriate use of medications; how to communicate effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; how to manage their nutrition; and how to make decisions and evaluate new treatments.

> Register for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
> For information about future AAACAP Health and Wellness programs, contact Kate Gibbons.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

9:30 a.m.-noon, Thursdays, July 19-Aug. 23, 2018
Austin Regional Clinic, Far West Medical Tower
6811 Austin Center Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78731

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-week program that teaches older adults, 60 and older, with chronic illnesses the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and increase one’s activities. Classes will be held on Thursdays from July 19 to Aug. 23, 2018.

Using a group setting to give a shared learning experience, the program teaches techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation. Program attendees learn about maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance. They also learn about the appropriate use of medications; how to communicate effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; how to manage their nutrition; and how to make decisions and evaluate new treatments.

> Register for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
> For information about future AAACAP Health and Wellness programs, contact Kate Gibbons.