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Healthy Living Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Evidence-Based Healthy Living Programs Really Help? 

Current Program Schedule

You can better manage your own health in a fun and supportive environment.

Minuteman offers evidence based Healthy Living classes throughout the year. We are always looking for volunteer group leaders to facilitate these programs. Training is provided. Stipends available. Commitment of leading at least 2 classes per year requested. If you would like more information about upcoming classes, or if your organization would like to host a class, please call 781-221-7095.

Program Descriptions

My Life My Health — Chronic Disease Self Management Program

This workshop, developed by Stanford University, provides tools and support for individuals living with chronic health conditions such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, COPD, Asthma, Hypertension, Parkinson's, Arthritis and more. Topics covered include healthy eating and exercise, problem solving, ways to deal with pain, fatigue and stress, and working effectively with healthcare providers.

Chronic Pain Self Management Program

This workshop, developed by Stanford University, provides tools and support for healthy living for individuals living with chronic pain such as Arthritis or pain due to injury. Topics covered include techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue and isolation; appropriate exercise, appropriate use of medications; and effective communication.

Diabetes Self Management Program

This workshop, developed by Stanford University, teaches techniques to help manage the symptoms of diabetes, appropriate use of medications, healthy eating, exercise for maintaining and improving endurance, and working effectively with healthcare providers.

A Matter of Balance — Fall Prevention Program

This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling, help prevent falls, and increase activity levels among adults with exercises designed to increase core strength and balance.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This program provides tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges faced by family caregivers. Topics covered include self-care behaviors, management of emotions, self-efficacy and use of community resources.

Healthy Eating for Successful Living

This program is for people who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. The program stresses goal setting, problem solving, group support, nutrition education, self assessment and management of dietary patterns.