County Human Services

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

York County Area Agency on Aging welcomes a new evidence-based Health & Wellness Program for York County older adults. Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is designed for those 60+ living with chronic pain and caregivers 60+ caring for someone living with chronic pain. The program was developed by the Self-Management Resource Center, formerly Stanford University Patient Education Resource Center. It is designed to help older adults living with chronic pain to explore healthy ways to manage and live with their chronic pain condition so they can enjoy more fulfilling, satisfying lives.

The program is led by certified leaders and held once weekly for six weeks, with each class spanning 2.5 hours. Participants will learn self-management tools like physical activity, breathing techniques, understanding emotions, using your mind, healthy eating, and others. Each participant will go away with a companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, and a Moving Easy Program CD, gentle exercises for chronic pain.

Who can participate?

 Anyone age 60 and older living with chronic pain
 A caregiver, age 60 and older, of someone living with chronic pain
 

The program promotes a Self-Management Tool Box to address:

 Physical Activity
 
Pacing & Planning
 
Decision Making
 
Action-Planning
•    Breathing Techniques
 
Understanding Emotions
 
Problem-Solving
 
Using Your Mind
 
Sleep
 
Communication
 
Healthy Eating
 Medications

Virtual class being offered:

Fridays, September 3 through October 8
9:30 am to 12 pm

Call 717-771-9610 for more information and to register for the class.