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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Get help or help others at local HealthyU workshops

If you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, you know the day-to-day work of managing your symptoms can be a grueling task.  You may be tired all the time, confused about your medications or even worried about your out-of-pocket medical costs. 

If this sounds familiar, the Healthy-U program may be for you.


 

Healthy U workshop

There are two ways you can get involved in this free program: 1) participate in a local workshop with others just like you, or 2) learn how to put your own experience managing a chronic illness to use as a Healthy-U facilitator. 

Participate in a local Healthy-U Workshop

Healthy-U is for adults of any age and their caregivers with any type of chronic health condition (diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sickle cell and others). It is an evidence-based program that focuses on problem solving and building self-confidence to help people maintain their health and manage chronic health conditions. It might even help you save money on your out-of-pocket healthcare costs! Click here for more information about this program.

Upcoming Healthy-U Classes (free!)

Harding House
425 Mission Ln, Franklin, OH 45005
Tuesdays June 18-July 30, 1-2:30 pm
To Register: Marion (937) 743-5750

Humana Guidance Center
This workshop is for people with diabetes only
11316 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Wednesdays July 3-August 14, 10am-12:30pm
To Register: Alisa (513) 345-8652

Clippard YMCA
8920 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
Mondays July 29-September 9, 9:30am-12pm
To Register: Nora (513) 923-4466

Become a Healthy-U facilitator

If you`ve learned to manage a chronic illness and want to help others improve their quality of life, Healthy-U needs people like you!

The Healthy-U Chronic Disease Self-Management Program needs people like you to help others improve their quality of life and save on health care expenses. You`ll receive specialized training to help adults and/or their caregivers learn to manage the symptoms associated with a variety of chronic illnesses.

The free training will be held June 19-21, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day.  The training will be held at Council on Aging`s offices, 175 Tri County Parkway, Springdale, OH 45246.

Once your training is complete, it is expected that you will: 1) lead two or more six-week courses in accordance with program guidelines and 2) maintain weekly attendance records and participant information to be turned in upon completion of the program.

Call (513) 345-8652 for information or to register.

Click here for more information.

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