Evidence-Based Wellness Workshops

 

HOW CAN FTAAAD'S EVIDENCE-BASED WELLNESS CLASSES HELP ME?
 

To live a healthy life with an ongoing health condition means working at overcoming the physical and emotional problems caused by the disease. FTAAAD's evidence-based workshops will help you live a healthier life. They help participants to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue

  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy

  • Learn the appropriate use of medications

  • Improve nutrition

  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals

  • Learn how to deal with stress and relax

  • Feel better about life

This suite of workshops will give you tips and ideas to make your life easier. Originally designed by Stanford University, they are offered at hundreds of locations throughout the United States, as well as in other countries around the world. They have helped people feel better about themselves and their problems. Because of these workshops, people gain more physical capabilities and pleasure from life. These workshops will help you:

  • Understand the problems caused by your condition

  • Manage your health condition

  • Learn activities that will help you have better general health

The Health Aging workshops are fun workshops with a lot of activities to do in groups. You will learn:

  • How to solve problems

  • How to deal with emotions

  • How to breathe better

  • How to relax

  • How to deal with pain and fatigue

  • How to have healthy eating habits

  • How to communicate with others

  • How to use medications correctly

  • How to manage depression

  • How to work with your health care team

The group-based workshops are conducted in two-and-a-half hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, health resource centers and senior housing. Workshops are facilitated by two trained peer leaders, one or both of whom have at least one chronic disease themselves.

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WHERE ARE CLASSES HELD?
 
The group-based workshops are conducted in two-and-a-half hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, in community settings such as senior centers, churches, health resource centers and senior housing. To locate the next workshop in your area, contact Tracy Buckles at 423-722-5109.
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HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
 
There is no charge to participants for Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Take Charge of Your Diabetes, Cancer: Thriving & Surviving, and Powerful Tools for Caregiving workshops. Some other evidence-based wellness programs offered through senior centers, such as T'ai Chi and arthritis prevention, have charges set by the individual centers. 
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