Sequoia Healthcare District’s Live Well Chronic Conditions Workshops
NEW SESSION ABOUT TO BEGIN
• In Foster City: Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, 2013
• 1 to 3:30 p.m.
• Peninsula Jewish Community Center
800 Foster City Blvd.
Free Complimentary Refreshments • Presented as a community service by Sequoia Healthcare District in partnership with the Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Class Limited to 16 participants • To register use the signup form below or call (650) 212-7522 or (650) 421-2155 ext. 202
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Question: Who is the program designed to help?
Answer: The program is designed to assist anyone living with a chronic condition and that person’s spouse or caregiver.
Q: What is covered in the program?
A: The course covers many topics, including nutrition, exercise, stress and pain management, communication with health care providers, medication and problem solving.
Q: How will I benefit from enrolling?
A: Participants will become better at self-managing their condition. They will gain insight into how chronic conditions impact our lives and will gain confidence and control as well as learn strategies to deal with symptoms.
Q: Who teaches or leads the program?
A: Lay leaders qualify to become facilitators because they live with a chronic condition and have completed a facilitator’s training course. Each program features two facilitators.
Q: Who developed the program?
A: The program was developed at Stanford University Medical School. It is offered throughout the world in many languages.
Q: Why does Sequoia Healthcare District offer this as a free community program?
A: It fits our mission to promote good community health and help keep down healthcare costs. Individuals who can manage chronic conditions successfully themselves are less likely to require expensive hospital-based care.
ABOUT PROGRAM SESSIONS
Q: Will I be required to share personal information about myself and my condition?
A: You will make the decision about how much information you wish to share. The class is interactive and not too lecture-oriented, so we all learn from each other.
Q: Can I bring a guest?
A: Yes, however it is preferred that friends or spouses participate. Enrollment typically is limited to 16 participants.
Q: May I take the workshop more than once?
A: There is no limit as to how many times you can take the class. It is common for participants to enroll more than once.
Q: What if I cannot attend all six workshops or stay the full time?
A: We encourage you to try to attend all sessions for the entire time to get the most out of the class, but we certainly understand that is not always possible.
Q: How are sessions organized — formally or informally?
A: Breaks are built into the sessions, and the Sequoia Healthcare District provides free healthy snacks and beverages. Many people experience pain or stiffness if they sit too long, so it is common for participants to stand or stretch during sessions.
NO PROGRAM COST
Q: What does it cost to participate?
A: Nothing. Better than a bargain, this free program also gives all participants a wonderful book with very useful information that was written by medical providers from Stanford University.
Q: Will I receive something to show my doctor or family members that I participated?
A: Registered participants receive a certificate of completion at the sixth class and a free copy of the reference book.
Q: How do I get started? Whom do I contact?
A: Use the SIGNUP FORM above to enroll for the current session. You can also contact Lee Michelson at the Sequoia Healthcare District, 650-421-2155 ext. 202 or email him at email@example.com to register, to inquire about future sessions or for additional information.
SIGN UP, CALL OR EMAIL RIGHT NOW! CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED!