Released: April 3, 2023
The County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), in partnership with the PA Department of Aging, is offering the acclaimed Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, for individuals 60 years of age and older who live with chronic pain.
A staggering 1 in 5 people live with chronic pain, which can impact all aspects of a person’s life, causing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual distress.
Chronic Pain Self-Management aims to give people 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 in partnership with their healthcare providers.
The acclaimed evidence-based program, developed at Stanford University, provides older adults with tools and strategies to effectively deal with chronic pain or chronic disease.
The program will address how to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep; provide learning exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance; discuss how to use medications effectively; examine the impact of good nutrition; and spotlight new treatments for chronic pain.
The program will meet online, via Zoom, once a week for six weeks on Wednesdays from April 14 through May 17, 2023.
Classes are free, but space is limited, and registration is required.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Wednesdays, Apr. 14 – May 17
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Link provided after confirmation of registration
To register, contact Ellen Williams, COSA’s Health and Wellness Program Manager, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610) 499-1937 and provide your name, address, phone number and email if you have one.