You’re so busy that sometimes, taking care of yourself is the last thing on your mind. And when you want to invest time in self-care, how do you find a effective program?
“My sisters and I are attending this class so we have an excuse to get out, but also to learn how to manage our lives better now that we are no longer caregivers to our mother. I have to take care of me now, and it’s too much without some direction.” – Chronic Disease Self Management participant. Learn proven techniques to manage your own health. We also offer other evidence-based programs, proven to get results: Diabetes Self-Management and Chronic Pain Self-Management.
“I learned that I need to continue to exercise and stay active, and to look for ways to lessen the possibility of falls in my home.” – A Matter of Balance participant. Learn about managing fear of falling and making your home safer.
We also offer Diabetes Empowerment and Education Program (DEEP), a fun, interactive workshop that shows people with diabetes and pre-diabetes how to take charge of their health. This licensed diabetes self-management education program was developed at the University of Illinois and meets for six weeks, two hours per session.
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These programs are supported by an Older Americans Act grant from the Ohio Department of Aging through the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, The Cleveland Foundation Encore Cleveland Initiative, the Centers for Disease Control, the Fairhill Partners Annual Fund, and donations of time and skill by volunteer coaches – all part of the Fairhill Partners Unpaid Staff team. Self-Management programs were developed at Stanford University and licensed by the Self-Management Resource Center. DEEP was developed at and licensed University of Illinois. A Matter of Balance was developed at Boston University and is licensed by MaineHealth.