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Virtual HEALTHIER LIVING INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
PEER LEADER TRAINING
This FREE training will provide you with skills to help others improve their health.
What Workshops Will You Be Trained In?
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP):
Teaches techniques to deal with symptoms of chronic conditions, such as fatigue, pain, sleeplessness, shortness of breath, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear, and frustration. Workshop is reviewed annually and updated with the most recent evidence-based information by health professionals.
Diabetes Self-Self Management Program (DSMP):
Teaches techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, such as fatigue, pain, hyper-and hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear, and frustration. Each year the content is reviewed and updated to meet the current American Diabetes Association’s standards.
Online via “ZOOM” with your PC or Laptop
From the comfort of your home or office
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY for NINE CONSECUTIVE WEEKS
Training Begins: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
19, 21, 26, 28
3, 5, (10 No Class), 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 , 31
2, 7, 9 & 14th
10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Please allow 15 minutes to login to ZOOM
If you have any questions about the training and/or to submit your application, please contact:
RSVP by SEPTEMBER 08 th to:
Frank Hernández, MPH, CHES
OC Community Services | Office on Aging
PEER LEADER HEATHIER LIVING
We are pleased to present several reputable and effective evidence-based health promotion programs to meet the needs of Orange County’s older adults and caregivers. Workshops are highly participatory and interactive. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Each participant is guided to tailor the workshop content to their own needs.
These evidence-based programs were developed based on focus groups with potential participants, reviewing professional organizational standards for patient educational programs, and input from health professionals.
What You Will Learn:
Techniques to deal with common symptoms to manage various chronic diseases
Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
Healthy eating tips
Appropriate use of medication
Working more effectively with healthcare providers
Creating weekly action plans, shared experiences, and problem solving
What Are Some of the Workshop Features?
FREE! There is no cost for participation
Weekly Sessions CDSMP or DSMP: 2.5-hour sessions, 1 session per week for 6 weeks
Small group sessions led by knowledgeable peer leaders
Meet new people and gain social support
Tools to live a healthier life
Who Can Participate in the Workshops?
Any adult living with an ongoing health condition
Caregivers, family members, and friends caring for someone with an ongoing health condition
ALL ARE WELCOME!
What do Participants’ Gain from these Workshops?
A sense of empowerment to take charge of their health
Behavior management skills such as weekly goal setting and problem-solving skills
Methods to improve communication with physicians, family, and friends
Lifestyle management skills such as nutrition, physical activity, and mindfulness
What can you Gain as a Peer Leader?
An advocate for your community to help improve participant quality of life
Volunteer hours and experience from an evidence-based program
Building rapport and social support for community members with chronic conditions
FREE training and materials to implement workshops