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

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Released: April 21, 2023

Registration required for this free six-week evidence-based program to be held Tuesdays at the Surrey Center for Healthy Living Delaware County

The County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), in partnership with the Surrey Center for Healthy Living Delaware County 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.

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 be held in-person at Surrey Center for Healthy Living Delaware County, 505 Parkway Drive, in Broomall, on Tuesdays from May 2 through June 6, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Tuesdays, May 2 – June 6
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

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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