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PCA to host three virtual health self-management workshops, free to those age 60+

Want to better self-manage your health issues, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and high blood pressure? Register for a virtual workshop through PCA! All workshops are FREE for those age 60+! Each program runs for six weeks and meets weekly. All participants will receive a Self-Management Tool Kit in the mail containing program supplies.

See descriptions and details for each six-week program below. If you’re interested in learning more, or ready to register, please contact Lauren Jirinec, PCA’s Health Promotion Specialist at 215-765-9000, ext. 5119 or Lauren.Jirinec@pcacares.org.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Thursdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, and 15
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (via Zoom)

In the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, participants with chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, and diabetes will learn new ways to take charge of their health and learn tips to manage pain, depression, and overcome physical limitations.

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Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Mondays, March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, and 19
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (via Zoom)

In the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, participants will learn tips and strategies to take charge of their chronic pain, deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, and learn how to become more involved in everyday activities.

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*Phone Based* – Diabetes Self-Management Program
Tuesdays, March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27
Time: 11 a.m. to  12 p.m. (via a Conference Call Line) *Abbreviated

In the Diabetes Self-Management Program, participants will learn about making a healthy eating plan, managing blood sugar levels, balancing eating, physical activity and medications to prevent problems as well as managing diabetic-specific problems.

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