Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is designed to improve the self-management skills of people living with ongoing health issues. Conditions like arthritis, mental health conditions, chronic pain, cancer, or diabetes can cause those affected to lose physical conditioning and suffer health problems over many years. This program teaches new strategies that will give participants the confidence, motivation, and skills needed to manage living with a chronic health condition. The workshop is led by two peer leaders (Kelly Campbell, Danielle Hawkinson) and meets once a week for six weeks.

Free Virtual Classes:
Tuesdays, October 6 – November 10
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Participants will receive instructions in advance of the first class

Participants will learn:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation.
  • Exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.
  • How to communicate effectively with family, friends, and health professionals.
  • How to evaluate new treatments and take medications appropriately.
  • How to eat healthy, reduce stress, and increase relaxation.

Living Well participants report an overall improvement in physical and psychosocial outcomes, including:

  • Decreased pain and health distress.
  • Increased energy and less fatigue.
  • Decreased depression.
  • Better communication with physicians.
  • Decreased social role limitations.
  • Increased confidence in managing chronic disease.

Who should attend?
The workshop is open to adults of all ages with chronic conditions, as well as their family members and

Register online:

If you are experiencing issues or have concerns, please contact Danielle Hawkinson by phone at 218.999.9233 or by email at

To learn more about this class, or a class specifically about diabetes:
Info at