Calaveras County Public Health Services offers the following Healthier Living Workshops:
Managing Chronic Health Conditions
Chronic Pain Self-Management
If you or someone you care for has a chronic health condition Calaveras Public Health Services invites you to attend any of our free Healthier Living Workshops. Each workshop meets in small groups of 8-16 people, 2.5 hours once a week for six weeks. There is no cost, no insurance involved or doctor’s referral needed to attend.
If you don’t see a currently scheduled workshop that meets your needs, please contact Calaveras Public Health Services at (209) 754-6460 and we can place you on our Healthier Living Workshop Notification List. We will contact you when the workshop you want to attend is scheduled near you.
Workshops are suitable for most chronic physical or mental illnesses or long term health conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, depression, diabetes, COPD, high blood pressure, obesity and Parkinson’s disease. You can also choose to attend the Diabetes Self-Management or Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops to focus on those conditions.
Workshops can help you:
- Make healthy food choices and manage your weight
- Increase activities you enjoy and find ways to exercise that work for you
- Accomplish tasks and goals that are important to you
- Deal with stress and emotions such as anxiety, fear, depression, frustration and feeling overwhelmed.
- Improve your balance, strength, endurance and prevent falls
- Decrease pain and fatigue and improve your sleep
- Feel more confident in managing your medications and communicating with your doctor
Information is presented as well as skill building and group interaction activities that are led by two workshop leaders. Adults of any age will learn skills to improve their health and better manage their chronic health condition. Family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend.
Transportation may be available for seniors, veterans and the disabled through Common Grounds Senior Services by calling (209) 498-2246 or the Volunteer Center of Calaveras (209) 754-1699.