Health & Wellness

Feel better, be in control, do the things you want to do!   Join a Stanford developed Living Healthy self-management workshop to improve your health, overall well-being, and remain active.  Held over six weeks in 2 1/2 hour sessions, interactive groups of 10-15 participants, led by trained leaders, learn proven techniques to boost your confidence in managing a health condition.  Held in community settings, all workshops are provided at no cost to participants.   


Living Healthy logo finalLiving Healthy: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

The Living Healthy workshop emphasizes empowerment and taking control of a wide variety of health conditions.  Developed to boost participant’s confidence in actively managing their health condition, techniques learned address:

  • Fatigue and frustration
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Exercises for health
  • Making difficult decisions
  • Relaxations strategies
  • Effective communication with health professionals

DibetesLiving Healthy with Diabetes: Self-Management Program

For persons wishing to prevent diabetes, living with diabetes, or their caregivers, this workshop provides techniques to self-manage symptoms associated with diabetes.  Mutual support and group interaction boost participant confidence in utilizing techniques that address:

  • Depression
  • Hyper and hypoglycemia
  • Fatigue
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Exercises for health
  • Effective communication skills
  • Healthy eating choices

This program does not interfere with existing medical treatment from your doctor.


Diabetes SpanishPrograma de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes

Developed and facilitated in Spanish, this culturally appropriate program is led by trainers fluent in Spanish.  Participants learn techniques to manage their health and live an active life with diabetes.  Self-management techniques learned address:

  • Healthy eating options
  • Exercises for health
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Depression
  • Fatigue and frustration
  • Effective communication

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Building Better Caregivers Logo resizeBuilding Better Caregivers

Designed for all caregivers, participants in this workshop learn self management tools to address issues and events associated with caregiving.  Mutual support and shared caregiving experiences boost caregiver confidence.  Self-management techniques learned address:

  • Difficult behaviors
  • Legal issues related to caregiving
  • Planning for future needs
  • Difficult emotions
  • Stress
  • Effective communication skills

ChronicPain CLEAR resizeLiving Healthy with Chronic Pain

For individuals experiencing a wide range of pain conditions, this workshop helps participants manage limitations of living with chronic pain and maintaining an active life.  Self-management techniques learned address:

  • Poor sleep
  • Fatigue, frustration and isolation
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Exercises for health
  • Evaluating new treatments

Tomando LogoTomando Control de su Salud

Developed and facilitated in Spanish this culturally appropriate Healthy Living workshop is led by trained leaders fluent in Spanish.  Participants learn self-management techniques to take control of their health condition and live an active life.  Techniques learned address:

  • Healthy eating choices
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Exercises for health
  • Relaxation
  • Depression
  • Evaluation of new treatments

MOB_vert_cymkA Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

 Millions of older adults live in fear of falling.  This can result in limitation of activity, physical weakness, isolation, and an increased risk of falls. This program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity. Participants learn to:

  • Identify fall risks
  • Set realistic goals
  • Increase assertiveness
  • Exercise to increase balance
  • View fall risks as manageable

Led by two trained coaches, this eight-session two hour workshop is held twice-a-week for four weeks or once-a-week for eight weeks.  Limited to 8-12 participants, concerns about falling are acknowledged and practical strategies shared to address these concerns.  Join this workshop today and manage your concerns about falling!


MFPC logoMetrolina Falls Prevention Coalition

Metrolina Falls Prevention Coalition is a coalition of diverse organizations funded through memberships to reduce fall risk for older adults through education, advocacy, planning, and community action across our 9-county region.  MFPC members include representatives from public, private, and non-profit organizations, health professionals, senior service providers, and balance and physical activity instructors. Click here to learn more!