The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease and four in ten adults have two or more of these conditions. Illnesses like heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and a leading driver of health care costs. The PA Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease has projected the total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Pennsylvania to be $1.7 trillion. In 2015 alone, 7.7 million people in Pennsylvania had at least 1 chronic disease, 3 million had 2 or more chronic diseases.
Are you age 60 or older and have a chronic disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or another chronic illness?
Would you like to be empowered to live healthier by managing your chronic disease, feel better and enjoy life?
Obtain the skills to be a better self-manager of your chronic diseases. Attend the nationally recognized and COSA sponsored Chronic Disease Self-Management Program at Friendship Circle Senior Center, 1515 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA. The program will meet once a week for 6-weeks on Tuesdays, October 22nd, 29th, and November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this proven evidence-based program developed at Stanford University and used internationally to help empower others just like you. Program costs are covered by the County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA), so the program is FREE to you, however class size is limited. Registration is mandatory. To register, call Friendship Circle Senior Center front desk at 610-237-6222.