Released: January 28, 2022
The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) in collaboration with Senior Community Services’ Friendship Circle Senior Center is sponsoring the acclaimed Chronic Pain Self-Management Program developed at Stanford University. This program is for those 60 and older who live with chronic pain.
The program will meet online via ZOOM once a week for 6-weeks on Mondays from February 28 through April 4, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1 in 5 people live with chronic pain. Chronic pain can impact all aspects of a person’s life - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Chronic Pain Self-Management is the idea that individuals are in control over how they deal with their pain. Individuals are the experts with regards to their own bodies and therefore, play the biggest role in managing their pain.
The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program provides participants the self-care tools and life skills that support them in reaching their personal goals to manage their chronic pain. Topics include dealing with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep; learning exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance; using medications effectively; communication; nutrition; and evaluation of new treatments.
This evidence-based program is FREE through support from COSA and the PA Department of Aging. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact Ellen Williams, Health and Wellness Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-499-1937.