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Congratulations on Taking the First Step to Live Well, Be Well

Take Charge of Your Health programs allow you to learn to thrive, not just survive with your ongoing health conditions!

 

Find practical ways of dealing with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with your doctors and family about your health.

 

Take Charge of Your Health programs are interactive workshop series meeting for six to eight weeks. Each session meets for 2½ hours weekly. Two trained facilitators, who have personal experience with ongoing health conditions, conduct each workshop.

 

 


We Invite You to Participate in These Exciting, Interactive Programs

Take Charge of Your Health programs have a successful track record of changing lives. Workshops form in communities throughout the year. If you or your caregiver are interested in attending a workshop, please click the link under the program that meets your need. You will go to our “Find a Workshop” page to register for a currently scheduled program or to request one in your area.

 

  • Take Charge of Your Health – Information and self-management skills for older adults with a chronic disease, and their caregivers

 

  • Tomando Control de su Salud – A culturally adapted Spanish language program for older adults with a chronic disease, and their caregivers

 

  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes – Information and self-management skills for older adults with diabetes, and their caregivers

 

  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes Plus – An eight-week workshop for participants with a diabetes diagnosis. Participants must have a physician referral. This AgeOptions program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and is eligible for Medicare reimbursement. (Currently available only in Cook County)

 


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"Take Charge of Your Health" is the Illinois branded name for the Stanford Patient Education Research Center Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management programs developed in the 1990s.

 

For more information: Call AgeOptions at (800)699-9043 or email takecharge@ageoptions.org

 


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Take Charge of Your Health programs are being delivered to your community in partnership with these organizations: Click to view

 


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