Lupus Colorado is rolling out our new education and support classes! We are so excited to present this curriculum developed and tested by a team of researchers at Stanford University. Our educators want to assist and empower you to self-manage your disease, emotions and mental health.
What is it?
Living Well with Lupus is an evidence-based prevention and health promotion program that addresses common issues faced by people with chronic conditions. This program includes six weekly classes that offer information on appropriate exercise, healthful eating and medication usage as well as improving communication you’re your doctor, friends and family.
Classes are two and one half hours a week and will be held in the Centennial Lupus Colorado office or in other community settings around the State. The curriculum program has been rigorously reviewed through more than 20 years of development and data collection supported by grants from the National institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
What are the benefits?
There is strong evidence from peer-reviewed publications and program evaluations that participation in this support workshop can improve physical, emotional and psychosocial outcomes and quality of life for people with chronic health conditions such as Lupus. Benefits can include:
• Decreased pain and health distress
• Increased energy and less fatigue
• Increased physical activity
• Decreased depression
• Better communication with physicians
• Decreased social role limitations
• Increased confidence in managing your disease
Who Should Attend?
Living Well with Lupus is for adults with lupus or other chronic health conditions and their caregivers. The program may be particularly beneficial for people who have more than one health condition, whose health problems have begun to interfere with their valued life activities, or who have had difficulty following medical health recommendations.
What is the Cost?
Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the workbook, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions”, a publication based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University. This edition has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world.
A generous grant from GSK Community Partnerships has allowed Lupus Colorado to offer this six week workshop at no cost to you. We simply ask for a participant commitment to attend and complete the course.
Registration is available for our first program workshop scheduled for Thursdays, Oct 4 – Nov 8 from 5:30 – 8:00pm at the Lupus Colorado office, 7853 East Arapahoe Ct, #3100, Centennial, CO 80112. The next set of classes will be announced for Saturday mornings in January-February, location tbd.