Americans across the country live with chronic diseases – from asthma to heart disease. They struggle to complete everyday tasks that we take for granted. The Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) was developed to help people live full lives without being limited by their disease. Offered by the Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS), the CDSMP offers three workshops to help with pain and fatigue management, diet and exercise strategies, treatment choices, problem solving, and conversing with family and healthcare professionals.
In order to offer these workshops, though, VPAS needs volunteer Workshop Leaders. Whether you know someone living with a chronic disease or just want to give back to your community, being a workshop leader is a great way to make a difference in someone’s life.
This coming January, the VPAS is offering Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop Leader Training to anyone who is interested.
Date: January 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2014
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Price Rotary Center, Westover Park
305 South Dogwood Dr.
Light snacks, lunch and all necessary materials will be provided.
This four day training session will cover the skills and certifications required to lead workshops for the CDSMP’s “You Can! Live Well, Virginia!”. Topics include:
- Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
- Physical activity and exercise
- Medication usage
- Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals;
- Healthy eating and weight management
- Making informed treatment decisions
Once you complete the training, you will be able to co-lead workshops held for 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks.
If you are interested, please contact Joyce Nassbaum at 540-820-8567 or by email at email@example.com for more information and to register.
The Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop Leader Training is offered by Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS). VPAS helps adults 60 years of age or older live independent lives and to support community living for seniors. Their offices, located in four different regions, are on hand to answer questions about senior living, connect people to resources and services in their community, and provide access to activities that will increase the quality of life. Click here to read more.
For more articles like this, see: Long Distance Caregiving, Resources for Central Virginia, Aging in Place, Care for the Caregiver, Hearts at Work.
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Elizabeth Swider, Geriatric Care Manager, Certified Senior Advisor
President, Care is There Geriatric Care Management
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