Control Chronic Conditions
Chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease are among the most common of all health problems in the U.S. Having a chronic condition can make life a challenge but you can learn to live well.
Do you have an ongoing health condition? Would you like to feel better? Be in control? Do the things you want to do?
Take Action…Click on the Links Below to Find out How
Join Living Well with Chronic Conditions to:
- find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue
- discover better nutrition and exercise choices
- understand new treatment options
- learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.
- get the support you need
Join a Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop.
Learn more about Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshops. (pdf)
Join an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program to experience:
- less pain
- more confidence in your ability to continue activities
- increased social activity
- fewer doctor and emergency room visits.
Learn more about Arthritis Foundation Exercise Programs for Better Living in Minnesota. (pdf)
Control Your Diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic condition that is more common in older adults. In Minnesota, a staggering 15.8% of adults age 65 and older have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Learn 5 steps to help manage your diabetes. (pdf)
Learn more about diabetes in Minnesota. (pdf)
Learn more about preventing diabetes.
Manage Your Medications
Older adults may take multiple medications to manage their chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and high blood pressure. The way our bodies react to medication changes as we age too. This leads to older adults having more problems managing medications.
Learn more about safe medication use.
Click here to find a template for tracking your medications. (pdf)
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a service offered through your Medicare drug plan. Call your Medicare drug plan to see if you are eligible or call the Senior LinkAge Line® to learn more about how to access this service.
Learn more about Medicare Medication Therapy Management
Medications and Falls
Learn more about managing your medications to prevent falls.