Posts Tagged ‘chronic illness’

Living Healthy Workshop

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

Living Healthy Workshop

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

Living Healthy Workshop

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

Living Healthy Workshop

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

Living Health Workshop

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

World COPD Day

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

World COPD Day was set up to raise awareness for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) and improve care for sufferers all over the planet.

Do you know much about the disease?   Although it can sometimes be genetic, smoking is the most common cause.   Airways become damaged, leading to restricted oxygen having access to the lungs. Symptoms include a phlegmy COPD cough, breathlessness and chest infections.  Because people sometimes make the mistake of thinking asthma is COPD, so it’s important to know the signs.

Learn more.

Living Healthy Workshop

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

Kingston Office to Offer Living Healthy Workshops

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Put life back into your life!

HVCS’ Kingston office is pleased to introduce a new peer-led support group for Ulster County residents living with complex chronic illnesses.

Living Healthy workshops help you:

  • Feel better. By heling you increase your energy and get relief from pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions.
  • Take control of your life. Helps you do the things you want to do each day.
  • Get connected. Gives you the opportunity to learn from others who have similar health issues.

The Living Healthy workshop is a six-session peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the health care that person may already be receiving. The purpose of the Living Healthy workshop is to enhance one’s skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

In addition, participants learn or enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. The course is facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom are trained volunteers who themselves have an ongoing health condition. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend.

The program includes:

  • Developing decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression, and other difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care

RESULTS:

Stanford’s Patient Education Research Center conducted a randomized, controlled test of the program with 1,000 class participants and found many to have the following outcomes for up to three years after attending the class series:

  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better coping strategies and symptom management
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced health distress

The Healthy Living workshops will be facilitated by two trained people in the Living Healthy NY program. This is a free workshop for Ulster County residents who have a chronic illness. The classes will be held in the conference room at 138 Pine St., Kingston from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The dates are Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, and Dec 23.

HIV and Kidney Health: An Educational Inservice with Dr. Richard Torres

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

HIV and Kidney Health Educational InserviceGilead Community Medical Affairs presents a lunchtime educational inservice on HIV and kidney health on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at HVCS’ Hawthorne office. Dr. Richard Torres will detail the links between HIV and kidney disease, including pharmaceutical and dietary complications, risk factors and how to optimize kidney health.

Lunch will be provided, and there is no charge to attend.

This educational inservice is open to all service providers, social workers, outreach specialists, patients and the general public.

Dr. Richard Torres is the most senior Chief Medical Officer in the State of Connecticut. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and is a NYC police officer, Auxiliary Section, with the 20th precinct in New York City. Dr. Torres attended Fordham University and Harvard University and graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1983. He joined the faculty at Yale in 1987 and has served with the NYPD for the last three years. Among his many achievements, his most significant was being selected as Physician of the Year by the Connecticut State Medical Society, the first Latino and youngest ever in the 128 year history of the society.

To register, please contact Anthony at (914) 785-8277 or by email at aaccomando@hudsonvalleycs.org.