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Help Yourself to Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management

March 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative and Jefferson Hospital

Jefferson Hospital & The LGBT Elder Initiative present “Help Yourself to Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management”

Do you have diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, HIV, or another chronic illness? Help Yourself to Health gives you techniques to better manage associated symptoms like pain, fatigue, frustration and stress.

Help Yourself to Health is a 6-session course. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions:

  • March 7th
  • March 14th
  • March 21st
  • March 28th
  • April 4th
  • April 11th


This Chronic Disease Self-Management course has been demonstrated to help older adults better manage their chronic conditions, improve their quality of life, and lower their health care costs. Content covered as part of the course includes techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation. Participants also learn about nutrition, exercise, and strategies for communicating with friends, family, and healthcare providers.

To register, please call us at 215-720-9415 or email David Griffith at dgriffith@lgbtei.org.

Brought to you by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging with support received from the Administration for Community Living through Pennsylvania Department of Aging and Thomas Jefferson Hospital Center for Urban Health. Help Yourself to Health: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University.



March 7, 2019
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Center for Urban Health
211 S. 9th St., Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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