Remote Health Self-Management Programs Are Available during COVID-19

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Remote Health Self-Management Programs Are Available during COVID-19

Want to better self-manage your chronic pain or diabetes? Register for an upcoming virtual workshop through PCA! These workshops are FREE for those in Philadelphia age 60+! Each program runs for six weeks and meets weekly via Zoom. All participants will receive a Self-Management Tool Kit in the mail containing program supplies.

Walk With Ease Program

Walk With Ease Program

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease (WWE) program is an evidence-based, six-week program. This walking program is designed to reduce arthritis pain, increase balance and strength, and improve overall health. Through a partnership with Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAA), the Arthritis Foundation WWE program offers a self-directed format for participants to use independently and work at their own pace.

For more information, visit the Arthritis Foundations’ website by clicking here.

Host a Workshop or Become a Lay leader

Requirements to become a host site:

Qualifications to be a lay leader:

If your organization is interested in becoming a host site, please contact PCA’s Community Services department at 215-765-9000 ext. 5134.

  • Host sites are expected to recruit 20 – 25 participants for each workshop
  • Sites must provide a dedicated space, with tables and chairs, to comfortably accommodate 20-25 people; and a designated space to store supplies.
  • Space must be available for six 2-1/2 hour workshop sessions
  • Sites must provide a contact list of participants
  • Sites are expected to provide snacks/refreshments
  • Must have at least one chronic health condition
  • Must be literate and able to follow a detailed, scripted manual
  • Must have experience with, and be comfortable talking to groups
  • Motivation to lead should come from wanting to serve others, not to earn money

Requirements to become a host site:

If your organization is interested in becoming a host site, please contact PCA’s Community Services department at 215-765-9000 ext. 5134.

  • Host sites are expected to recruit 20 – 25 participants for each workshop
  • Sites must provide a dedicated space, with tables and chairs, to comfortably accommodate 20-25 people; and a designated space to store supplies.
  • Space must be available for six 2-1/2 hour workshop sessions
  • Sites must provide a contact list of participants
  • Sites are expected to provide snacks/refreshments

Qualifications to be a lay leader:

  • Must have at least one chronic health condition
  • Must be literate and able to follow a detailed, scripted manual
  • Must have experience with, and be comfortable talking to groups
  • Motivation to lead should come from wanting to serve others, not to earn money

Frequently Asked Questions for Host Sites and Lay Leaders

How many people will attend the workshop?

A maximum of 20 people. The program works best with 16-20 people.

Will I be compensated for volunteering as a lay leader?

Each site determines whether or not a stipend will be offered to volunteer lay leaders.

Is transportation provided?

Transportation is not provided.

What is a “zero” session?

A zero session is an introduction and orientation to the workshop, which takes place before the first session of the 6-week workshop series.

How will I be notified and scheduled to facilitate a workshop?

You will be contacted by PCA staff or by a collaborating organization when your services are needed. Once confirmed, a letter with instructions will follow.
If you are interested in becoming lay leader, please contact PCA’s Program Management Department at 215-765-9000 ext. 5134.

Become a Senior Companion

Lead a Chronic Disease Self-Management Course

Become a Volunteer Ombudsman

Stay Involved by Volunteering!

Research has shown that older adults who volunteer report improved health and well-being.