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Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

What is Living a Healthy Life?
Living a Healthy Life is an evidence-based, Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop for people who have one or more chronic condition or give care to those with chronic conditions. A chronic condition is defined as any on-going health problem or disease such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, PTSD, back pain or other long term problems.

Topics Covered:

  • Managing Symptoms
  • Healthy Eating
  • Medication Usage
  • Stress Management
  • Making Informed Treatment Decisions
  • Dealing with Your Health Care Provider
  • Setting Goals

This workshop DOES NOT replace any of your existing programs or treatments

Learn More! Click the images below to play two short videos.

Click the image below to download the flyer!
New Class in Vanderburgh County
Tuesdays, beginning August 23
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am CT
Location: SWIRCA & More, 16 W. Virginia Street, Evansville, IN
Download the SWIRCA Flyer
For more information or to register, contact Cathy Jones at 800-742-9002 or

New Class in Daviess County
Tuesdays though July 19
Time: 10 am - 2 p.m. ET
Location: The Villages at Oak Ridge Clubhouse, 1694 Troy Road, Washington, IN
Download the Villages Flyer
For more information or to register contact Alma Kramer
at 812-888-4527 or

New Virtual Class
Thursdays, June 9 – July 14
9 - 11 am CT / 10 am - 12 pm ET
Online – your computer must have a camera and microphone. Class size is limited. Call 812-888-5159 if you need help connecting!
Download the Virtual Class Flyer
For more information or to register contact Cathy Jones
at 812-888-5159 or

Serving 12 counties in southwestern Indiana:
Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin,
Pike, Posey, Perry, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick


What does a Living a Healthy Life leader do?
A Living a Healthy Life leader is an individual who co-leads workshops with another leader one or more times per year. The program requires two leaders at every workshop.

When are the workshops?
Workshops meet once a week for 2.5 hours over 6 weeks. Just schedule the day and time for the workshops to fit your schedule.

Why become a Living a Healthy Life leader?

  • Impact people’s lives by helping them realize their goals.
  • Help maintain your own self-management skills.
  • Be a part of an exciting worldwide volunteer program.
  • Meet new people.

Register Now
If you are interested in becoming a Living a Healthy Life leader, contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159 or

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