Ke Ola Pono Disease Management Sessions Offered in Lahaina, Maui

October 20, 2010, 6:34 AM HST
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The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Office on Aging announced a “Ke Ola Pono – Better Choice…Better Health” health management workshop begins this month. This program is specifically designed for people of any age who are living with chronic health conditions, including asthma, high cholesterol, emphysema, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and cancer.

The workshop consists of a series of six classes that will occur on consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Hale Mahaolu Eono Community Hall located at 810 Kelawea Street in Lahaina.

“Ke Ola Pono – Better Choices Better Health” was previously known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP).

It is an evidence-based program that is part of the Stanford University program to help people with chronic diseases learn to better manage their health conditions and improve their quality of life.

The cost for the six-session workshop is $10 for those 60 and older, and $35 for those under 60.

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Scholarships are available for anyone under 60 experiencing financial hardship through Na Hoaloha.

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Advance registration is required as space is limited to 12 participants per class.

Transportation may be available. Caregivers are encouraged to attend.

For more information or to register, call Ke Ola Pono Maui County Coordinator Robin Pilus at 281-0094.

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