COSA Offers Seniors Power Over Pain: A Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

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Released: September 1, 2023

COSA Offers Seniors Power Over Pain: A Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Six-week evidence-based program to be held virtually on Mondays starting September 11

The County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), in collaboration with the Rachel Kohl Community Library and the PA Department of Aging, is again offering the acclaimed Chronic Pain Self-Management Program for residents 60 years of age and older who live with chronic pain.

Developed at Stanford University, the popular evidence-based program provides older adults with tools and strategies to effectively manage chronic pain or chronic disease.

The program will be held virtually on Mondays, from September 11 through October 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Register today to ensure you get a spot!

Dealing with chronic pain? You’re not alone!

A staggering 1 in 5 people live with chronic pain or chronic disease, which can impact all aspects of a person’s life, causing significant physical, mental, and emotional, distress.

This program aims to give people control over how they manage 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 program addresses 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 is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Mondays, September 11 – October 16
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

To register, contact Ellen Williams, COSA’s Health and Wellness Program Manager, by email at or by phone at (610) 499-1937 and provide your name, address, phone number and email if you have one.

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