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Governor Jay Inslee has signed a proclamation encouraging all people in Washington to “take action to reduce their risk of stroke, know the signs and symptoms, and act F.A.S.T.”
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in Washington. Stroke can happen at any age. Rates for stroke have been declining among older adults, the group most commonly impacted by stroke. However, we recognize the importance of focusing on prevention, as more adults ages 18 to 54 are being hospitalized for stroke, and have risk factors for stroke.
What can you do to help reduce death and disability from stroke – not just in May, but all year long?
About 91% of older adults have a least one chronic condition, and 73% have at least two. Chronic conditions – such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, and lung disease – seriously compromise the quality of life of older adults, often forcing them to give up their independence too soon. Chronic conditions also place a significant financial burden on individuals as well as health care systems. In 2011, this cost totaled nearly $3 trillion. The traditional medical model – which focuses more on the illness than the patient – is costly and often ineffective. Get more facts on the impact of chronic disease at the NCOA Center for Healthy Aging Chronic Disease.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Through a partnership with the U.S. Administration on Aging, NCOA promotes the implementation of Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) in communities throughout the United States. Offered not only in this country but also worldwide, this program has been has been proven to help older adults better manage their chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower their health care costs.
CDSMP workshops meet once a week for two and one-half hours, over six consecutive weeks. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves. Workshops are highly interactive.
Topics include the following:
- How to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation.
- Ways to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, and endurance.
- Managing medications.
- How to communicate more effectively with family, friends, and health professionals.
- Healthy eating.
WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to help promote health and wellness on a range of topics including emergency preparedness and response information, flu prevention and immunizations, and other health concerns.
Chronic Disease Self Management Programs
WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to promote the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
Imagine how it would feel to take control of your health!
- Use medications effectively
- Solve problems and meet personal goals
- Talk to your doctor about your health
- Make choices about your treatment
- Be a healthy caregiver
Rediscover your zest for living a healthy life in six weeks!
Are you unsure about how to best manage an ongoing health condition? Are you tired, anxious, frustrated, in pain? Try something new! Join a safe, supportive six-week self-management workshop and discover new, practical ways to live better and healthier.
The Living Well self-management workshop was developed at Stanford University and has become the proven leader in self-management for people with chronic health conditions. Sign up for a workshop in your area and rediscover the life you ve been missing. New workshops are scheduled regularly by request.
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