Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

From the coordinator for the Self-Management workshops that run throughout Durham.

“We have been able to secure a host site to run a workshop series in Pickering, and I am looking for your support to create awareness in your community that these workshops are available , free of cost. ( workshops are fully sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Long Term care as part of their vision to ensure individuals can live in their own homes as long as possible, even when they have the challenge of chronic illness).

The Pickering Welcome Centre will be the host site for a Chronic Pain workshop starting Wednesday March 6, 2013.

It will run for 6 weeks until Wednesday April 10. Classes are every Wednesday from 1:30-4:00 pm .

If you would like to know more about our workshops and their availability to your community, go to

Chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, repetitive strain injury and fibromyalgia are not confined to the elderly, early understanding of how to manage these conditions can make a dramatic difference to quality of life.

The baby boomer generation may also be witnessing their parents suffer from health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes or chronic pain. We may see our parents failing more each visit we have with them and wonder if they adopted better health habits could they improve their quality of life and ability to stay independent and enjoy activities they use to? Read testimonials on our web site from past participants on just how much one’s life can improve, in just 6 weeks.

Pickering residents need to know these workshops are available, at no charge.

Please share this information on any internal or external communications you can include us in. If you would like a brief presentation of the program to any group, we would be pleased to participate. If you there are community partners that you can assist us in spreading the message, we would greatly appreciate it, this could include any medical communities, school boards, and corporate partners. There are so many people who could benefit from this program, awareness is our greatest challenge.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Best regards,


Diana MacDonald
Coordinator, CE LHIN Self-Management Program
Toll free information line: 1 866 971 5545

Central East Community Care Access Centre
Whitby Branch
920 Champlain Court
Whitby, Ontario L1N 6K9

Tel: 1 800 263 3877 x 5808