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Posted on: November 3, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leaders' Training

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Chronic Disease Self-Management
Program Leaders' Training
Workshop Facilitator: Volunteers Needed!

Sponsored by
Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Living Well Coastal Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

November 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2016
Richmond Hill City Center
520 Cedar Street
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To Volunteer Call Loreatha 912-437-0843

Chronic Disease Self-Management
Program Leaders' Training

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is offering the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Lay Leaders' Training as created by Stanford University Patient Education Research Center.

CDSMP is a six session workshop designed for people with any ongoing health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and similar conditions (etc.) Areas covered include techniques to deal with:

* Exercise * Frustration * Nutrition
* Medication usage * Isolation * Communication with
* Pain * Fatigue family, friends, health
professionals & more

The course teaches people to problem solve, set goals, and learn relaxation techniques to help manage chronic conditions.

Classes are facilitated by two peer leaders and are highly participative, where success builds on the participants' confidence to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. We will be implementing this evidence-based program throughout the Coastal Region (includes: Bulloch, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties).

Help your friends and neighbors. Help your community!

This four (4-day) training is for volunteers or representatives of organizations that are licensed by Stanford University to offer CDSMP or organizations that are operating in partnership with the Coastal Area Agency on Aging. Each organization needs two co-leaders. It is strongly recommended that at least one co-leader have a chronic disease. Each volunteer trainee receives a detailed leaders' manual, a copy of the workshop's text book, and CD. Trainees are required to attend all four sessions of the Lay Leader Training. The trainee must commit to lead one 6-week workshop. Snacks and lunch will be provided.

ATTN: Loreatha Jenkins
Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
1181 Coastal Drive, SW
Darien, GA 31305
Email: or Fax: (912)437-0843
For more information, please call Loreatha (912) 437-0843 or
Eddis (404) 218-3191

Please RSVP to Teresa Townsend by Noon on October 28, 2016

To register
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