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Empowerment for Better LivingSelf-Management Programs

Stay Healthy and Connected While Staying Home

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Be Empowered. Be Healthier.
Kaweah Delta’s Empowerment for Better Living Program offers chronic disease self-management education workshops that are designed to help adults living with ongoing physical and/or mental health conditions and caregivers understand how healthier choices can improve quality of life, boost self-confidence, and inspire positive lifestyle changes.

The program consists of 3 different self-management workshops: chronic disease, diabetes, and chronic pain management. Workshop participants will find supportive facilitators to help them get through their daily activities and manage physical and mental health wellness. Past participants have found that the support and tools they received helped them make healthier choices to improve their health and lead fuller lives.

Available Workshops:

Healthy Living:

Chronic Disease Workshops offers practical everyday skills like problem solving, healthy eating and relaxation techniques that help those living with chronic conditions. This online workshop consists of 2-1/2 hour sessions, once per week, for 6 weeks. All you’ll need is internet and a connected device to participate.

  • Empowerment for Better Living – Virtual Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
    • Click HERE for more information. This class is building a wait list. To register, visit the link and scroll to the bottom of the page for the "REGISTER NOW" button.
  • Empowerment for Better Living – Tomando Control de su Salud por Telefono (Chronic Disease Self-Management (Spanish))
    • Haga clic AQUÍ para más información.

Diabetes Workshops are designed for adults living with pre-diabetes, type-2 diabetes, and caregivers. If you or someone you care for has diabetes, you know it can feel like ti’s taking over your life but here are things you can do to feel better and take control of your health! This online workshop has 2-1/2 hours sessions, once per week for 6 weeks. All you’ll need is internet and a connected device to participate. Special emphasis will be placed on monitoring, identifying symptoms of hypoglycemia, preventing complications, foot care and menu planning.

Chronic Pain Workshops are for adults living with chronic pain. If you or someone you love is dealing with ongoing pain, this workshop is for you. Participants will learn about the differences between acute and chronic pain, how to pace activity, prioritize rest, and balance life. Workshop participants report less pain, more energy, and improved independence. This is an online workshop of 2 -1/2 hour sessions, once per week for 6 weeks. All you’ll need is internet and a connected device to participate.

  • Empowerment for Better Living – Telephonic Pain Self-Management Workshop
    • Click HERE for more information. This class is building a wait list. To register, visit the link and scroll to the bottom of the page for the "REGISTER NOW" button.

Telephonic Tool Kit

Don’t have access to a computer, device or internet? You can participate using only your phone. Participants receive a mailed tool kit that walks them through information about better managing their helath and participate in small group phone calls for 45 minutes once per week, for 6 weeks. All you’ll need to participate is a phone. All three workshops

Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes and Pain are available by phone.


Empowerment for Better Living​Falls Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls

Learn to prevent falls by strengthening your body and mind

Just because you have arthritis doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the many benefits of gentle Tai Chi exercise. Join this workshop of 20 one‐hour long sessions and you’ll learn: • One or two Tai Chi movements per session • All six core basic movements in the Tai Chi Sun Style • Arthritis‐friendly movements modified for mobility • Relaxing breathing techniques • Tai Chi principles that build balance of mind and body

Tai Chi for Arthritis will improve your quality of life in so many ways!

Better balance • More strength • Improved range of motion • Increased flexibility • Enhanced psychological health • Decreased pain • Prevented fall