COSA Offers Free Online Program for Residents Living with Chronic Pain

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Released: September 22, 2020

Power Over Pain Program available September 24-October 29

The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) is sponsoring an online Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. The program, developed by Stanford University is for residents age 60 years and older who are living with chronic pain.

The program will meet online once a week for six weeks on Thursdays from September 24, 2020 through October 29, 2020 from 9:30a.m.-noon.

1 in 5 people lives with chronic pain. Chronic pain can impact all aspects of a person’s life including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Chronic Pain Self-Management gives residents control over how they deal with their pain. Every person knows their own bodies best, and therefore, play the biggest role in managing their pain. The program empowers residents to take control of their pain and it also offers hope.

The program provides participants the self-care tools and life skills that support them in reaching their personal goals to manage their chronic pain. Topics include dealing with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; learning exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance; using medications effectively; communication; nutrition; and evaluation of new treatments.

This evidence-based program is free through support from COSA and the PA Department of Aging. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact Ellen Williams, Health and Wellness Program Manager, at williamse@co.delaware.pa.us or call 610-499-1937.



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