Chronic Condition Care
Seniors may experience chronic medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis. The programs listed below can help you live a healthy life while managing your chronic condition.
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program provides free six-week patient-education programs for people with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and lung disease. Online and community-based programs are available, including:
- Programs for youth and First Nations communities,
- Programs in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Punjabi, and
- Programs for chronic pain, active choices, and balance/fall reduction.
For more information:
Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health
Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health provides resources and services for people living with chronic health conditions who may also experience pain, depression, or anxiety. The program offers telephone coaching and a DVD called Living Life to the Full.
Bounce Back includes a Chinese program with DVDs available in Mandarin and Cantonese, and coaching available in Cantonese
For more information, talk to your family doctor or visit:
Intercultural Online Health Network (iCON)
The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine’s Intercultural Online Health Network (iCON) provides chronic disease management information to B.C.’s multicultural population.
iCON’s trusted, culturally relevant, and language-appropriate information is available in person and online through public forums and eHealth.
For more information, visit:
The iCON website includes: