Self-Management Programs

Chronic Disease Self-Management

Facilitated by certified Peer Leaders from the Self-Management Resource Center, this workshop teaches people ways to manage symptoms and medications, communicate with family and doctors, handle difficult emotions, relax, eat well, exercise, and set weekly goals to improve health and lifestyles.  This is a six-week program, two and a half hours per week. Offered at no cost to anyone 18 years of age or older or caregivers of anyone with a chronic condition such as arthritis and other chronic diseases.

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Chronic Pain Self-Management

Facilitated by certified Peer Leaders from the Self-Management Resource Center, this workshop teaches people ways to manage chronic pain by explaining how medications for chronic pain work, communicating about pain with family and doctors, and debunking myths about chronic pain.  This is a six-week program, two and a half hours per week.  Offered at no cost to anyone 18 years of age or older experiencing chronic pain with/without a chronic condition.

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Walk with Ease

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease (WWE) program is designed to help people living with arthritis better manage their pain and is also ideal for people without arthritis who want to make walking a regular habit.  Led by a certified Arthritis Foundation Peer Leader, this program has been shown to reduce pain and increase balance and walking pace.  The Group-directed format meets six weeks, three times per week at various locations throughout the state. In the Self-directed format, people read the WWE book and walk on their own. Offered at no cost to anyone who can be on their feet for 10 minutes without increased pain.

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A Matter of Balance

Facilitated by Peer Leaders, group workshops teach techniques to reduce fears of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Held for eight two-hour sessions.  Offered at no cost to adults 60 years of age and older who are ambulatory.

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Referrals

Complete our Virginia Arthritis Referral Survey to refer yourself or your patient to an Arthritis-Appropriate Evidence-Based Intervention (AAEBI) program.

Self-Management Programs

Arthritis Appropriate Evidenced-Based Wellness Classes Calendar

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Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Locations

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