Westminster, MD, Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – Beginning May 1st, the Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities (BOAD) will offer free virtual workshops for Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions.

Chronic Conditions Self-Management is a series of workshops for adults of all ages who have on-going health problems, such as chronic pain, arthritis, cancer, heart disease for example, or who live with someone that does. Originally developed at Stanford University, the Living Healthy, Living Well workshops are part of an evidence-based self-management program that has been proven effective in helping attendees manage their health and pain. The program has proven health benefits and complements the medical management services people receive from providers. Workshops consist of six sessions, held virtually on Mondays beginning May 1, 2023, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

Living Healthy, Living Well workshops offer a hands-on opportunity to discover solutions that work with life, health concerns, and pain. With support in a Living Healthy, Living Well workshop, attendees can build confidence to make new choices and feel better. Participants create weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems in creating and implementing their personal self-management program.

BOAD is pleased to offer this program virtually, at no cost to the public. If the lack of technology prevents interested participants from participating in online BOAD and senior center programs, please contact Erica Starr at 410-386-3800 to learn more.

Workshop registration is required with the link found on the Bureau of Aging & Disabilities website at https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/livinghealthy/. Interested residents may also call Erica Starr at 410-386-3800 or email LivingHealthy@carrollcountymd.gov for more information.