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Living Healthy Workshops

Sequoia Healthcare District’s Living Healthy workshop made a difference in both my husband’s and my life. It taught me different ways to cope. I am very happy that I took this class with my husband.” — Carol Labarthe

Photo - Living Healthy - 1Sequoia Healthcare District’s Living Healthy workshops consist of 7 once-a-week classes covering a wide variety of health issues. Each class lasts 90 minutes and is available free of charge to District residents. The workshops are designed to motivate and provide strategies to anyone who has made a commitment to improving their health. It is an ideal program for those living with, or at risk of developing, a chronic condition or taking care of someone with a chronic condition.

 

Next classes:

  • Tuesdays, Feb 3rd – March 17th – 1:00 – 2:30

    Peninsula Jewish Community Center — Foster City

  •  Wednesdays, Feb 4th – March 18th– 10:30 – 12:00  Class full

    San Carlos Adult Community Center — San Carlos

  • Thursday, Feb 5th –  March 19th – 10:30am – noon

    San Carlos Adult Community Center — San Carlos

  •  Mondays, Feb 9th – March 30th (no session on Feb 16th) –  10:30am – 12:00

     Little House — Menlo Park

    To register: contact Lee Michelson at 421-2155 ext. 202. or lmichelson@sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com or at the front desk of each location.

 

Living Healthy classes are led by a professional health educator who encourages participants to share their health concerns and suggestions. Discussions are lively and sometimes very personal but no one is required to share beyond their level of comfort.

Sessions focus on providing tools and a better understanding of the following topics:

(1) managing stress and pain,

(2) engaging in physical activities,

(3) enjoying healthy eating,

(4) engaging in effective communication with healthcare providers, and

(5) improving self-confidence, sleep and memory.

Classes are held at various community settings within the boundaries of the Sequoia Healthcare District and classes are limited to 16 participants.

For more information on upcoming classes call Lee Michelson at 650-421-2155 ext. 202.

Meet Living Healthy health educator Nancy Evans, M.P.H.

4/2013-SAN FRANCISCOI became committed to the health and wellness field in my 20’s, primarily inspired by living with Type I insulin-dependent diabetes since age 7. The motivation to stay healthy with diabetes drove my commitment to exercising regularly, eating healthy, managing stress and managing all aspects of my chronic condition. My commitment to maintaining these healthy actions since childhood has proven to be tremendously positive. These personal experiences led to my dedication to work in the field of health education and wellness.

Since getting my Masters degree in Public Health, I’ve worked at the University of California-San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente, taught at the university level, directed a project at the San Francisco Health Department, and created and directed a non-profit organization that specialized in health and wellness for adolescents.

Over two years ago, I researched and developed the Living Healthy program for the Sequoia District. Since then, I’ve been conducting the 7-session program for adults in San Mateo County. Conducting Living Healthy to adults in my community has been tremendously fulfilling, as I see renewed motivation, self-confidence and tangible accomplishments in participants’ health and well-being. These benefits have a ripple effect as they reach many of their friends and family members, as well. Along with working as a Health Coach for individuals, conducting the Living Healthy program is what I now do – and I love it!