Learn to self-manage your health and wellness

By The Active Age | October 2, 2023

The Sedgwick County Health Department is offering free training in self-managing disease and wellness.

Each 2½ -hour workshop consists of six sessions. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged but not required. Participants need to attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions to receive a certificate of completion. The sessions are:

Session 1: Healthy sleep habits, mind-body connection

Session 2: Problem-solving, preventing falls, physical activity

Session 3: Decision-making, pain management, healthy eating

Session 4: Better breathing, reading food labels

Session 5: Medication use, relaxation, coping with depression

Session 6: Making treatment decisions, working with your healthcare team

The workshops will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, 11 and 18 at the Dedicated Senior Medical Center, 2402 E. 13th N. They will be offered from 1-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 at the Haysville Senior Center, 160 E. Karla Ave.

The department has more workshops scheduled for later in the year at its clinic and administration building located 1900 E. 9th St.

A diabetes self-management program will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. on Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Dec. 6 and 13.

Fall prevention workshops will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 and 30 and Dec. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21.