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Take Charge of Your Health

Take Charge of Your Health

Take part in a series of workshops to learn how to thrive.

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!

All programs in the Take Charge series of programs meet once a week for 2.5 hours (with a 20-minute break) for six consecutive weeks. Workshops are interactive, small group sessions. Workshops are offered in person or virtually on a Zoom platform.  

 All programs teach participants skills such as action planning and goal setting, problem solving and communication strategies. Workshops also teach techniques to better manage pain, improve sleep, increase exercise tolerance and improve nutrition. Each program delves deeper into topics specific to the workshop focus.


Find the Best Workshop for You:

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.

Designed for any person living with any chronic conditions such as heart disease, COPD, asthma, or arthritis, family members or caregivers.

Spanish language version of Take Charge of Your Health.

Designed for any person who is diabetic or pre diabetic, family members and 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)

Spanish language version of Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Designed for any person living with chronic pain, family members and caregivers.

Designed for any person living with cancer, survivors and others impacted by cancer.

Find a Class

“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

Join the Take Charge of Your Health Team

To become a facilitator: For Class Leaders – IL Pathways to Health

To host a workshop:  About – IL Pathways to Health

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