Chronic disease self-management workshops, delivered to your door!

It is critical, now more than ever, to take care of your health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults, and those of any age with serious underlying medical conditions, are at a greater risk for serious complications if they contract Coronavirus-19.

But staying on top of health issues is a little more challenging now with the Governor’s stay-at-home orders in place for Marylanders, now extended into May.

“We’re here to help!” said Jill Kenney from the Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence (LWCE), a division of MAC.

Kenney coordinates various chronic disease self-management workshops through the Center of Excellence, on such topics as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic disease.

These workshops are free and are open to adults with chronic conditions and their caregivers.

Workshops typically met for six weeks at MAC or at various sites throughout the community. But now, in these days of COVID-19, the classes will come directly to the people who need them.

Information can be delivered via:

  • One-on-one telephone calls
  • Telephone conference calls
  • Video chats

In addition, participants can get printed class materials to use at home, and engage in weekly one-on-one phone chats with a workshop facilitator.

Besides tailoring the delivery method of the subject matter for participants, Kenney can also customize the information they receive, targeting their specific needs.

For example, a participant in a diabetes workshop may need additional help in menu planning and food selection, while another person requires suggestions for exercise, or suggestions on how to improve communication with caregivers.

Referral to the workshops can be through your healthcare provider, or individuals can call MAC directly to sign up for a class.

For more information, call Kenney at 410-742-0505, ext. 159.