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85% of people over 65 have a chronic disease and 56% have more than one.  This includes heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases, arthritis, hypertension and others.

– Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2010

Addressing chronic conditions requires new strategies to delay health deterioration, improve function, and address the problems that people confront in their day-to-day lives.

– National Council on Aging


Healthy Living for Older Adults is a public health nursing program for older adults with chronic health conditions. This program promotes self-management of chronic disease and healthy aging through a variety or avenues such as workshops and outreach and the Healthier Living course. 


 

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Workshops and Outreach 

Activities and presentations in the community to promote healthy living and better management of chronic disease, including health promotion presentations, screenings, and collaborative meetings. These workshops will be standalone workshops on varied topics. Look for Older Adult Workshops on the Yolo County calendar of events.

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Healthier Living Course 

If you have a condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, depression or any other chronic condition, the Healthier Living Course can help you take charge of your life. Course content includes:
  • Free 2.5 hour workshops for 6 weeks.
  • Find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue, and stress.
  • Set your own goals.
  • Make a plan to improve your health and your life.
  • Provided at convenient locations in the community

 

Referral Criteria 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops 


  • Adult 50+
  • Has two or more chronic diseases (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, cancer)
  • Is able to attend 6 sessions.

Outreach

  • Community group of older adults
  • Meeting space

Priority given to:

  • Low income
  • Low education
  • Ethnic minority

 


How to Obtain Services

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Contact the Healthy Living Program at
(530) 661-2942 or via e-mail at amy.dyer@yolocounty.org.

 

 


Service Locations & Contact Information

The Healthy Living Program provides service at a variety of locations throughout the community. 

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