Friday, November 20, 2015

Free online resource now available for individuals with chronic health conditions

Individuals with chronic health conditions are invited to enroll in a free six-week online workshop to learn ways to take better control of their health and their lives. Supported by federal grant funds from the Administration for Community Living, the six-week computer-based class is being offered to a limited number of Colorado residents on a first-come, first-served basis through February 2016.

Called Better Choices, Better Health, the online workshop was designed by Stanford University for adults with conditions including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disorders, liver disease, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, depression and many others. Participants log on at their convenience each week for about two hours per week. Leaders and participants use e-mail and message boards to interact with each other, share their experiences and offer suggestions and support.

According to Stanford, a statistically significant number of participants say the workshop has helped them feel better and gain more confidence about managing their symptoms. New classes begin in January. 

Register at Better Health, Better Choices, or contact Connie Young at the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services for more information.

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