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improve your health and your life

Living with a chronic health condition can be a daily challenge. But it doesn't have to be.

Healthy U, offered by the Wyoming Center on Aging in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, can help you take charge of your health--and feel better. Healthy U workshops are available to anyone with a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, pain, anxiety, or depression. It is also available to anyone who cares for someone with a chronic health condition or who simply wants to learn more about improving their health.

 

Get practical tips that you can use right away.

Healthy U is a workshop that meets once a week for 2.5 hours over the course of 6 weeks. In a Healthy U workshop, you will:
  • Get support from people like you who are living with ongoing health conditions
  • Learn about different strategies to deal with pain, fatigue, and frustration
  • Discover how healthy eating can improve your condition
  • Create an exercise program that works for you
  • Under your options when it comes to new treatments
  • Explore how to talk with your doctor, family, and friends about your health
  • Learn how to solve difficult problems and create realistic goals for yourself
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what can healthy u do for you?

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Hear what participants have to say about Healthy U:

"My pain was my boss. It was telling me what I could and couldn't do. This workshop put me back in charge." - Sue

"The class helped me manage my diabetes better and my A1C is within normal limits now." - John

"I have learned there are people like me, not living life to the fullest because of a chronic condition, and that we can move forward." - Caroline

"After taking the workshop, I have since lost 25 pounds. I began exercising and eating healthier. My blood pressure now runs about 130/70. I feel great and have a lot more energy." - Sam


Healthy U is free and proven to work

Research has found that people who participate in Healthy U:
  • Feel healthier and have a better quality of life
  • Experience fewer sick days and feel depression less often
  • Spend less time in the hospital and at the doctor's office
  • Are better able to manage symptoms like fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, stress, and sleep problems
  • Are more physically active
  • Communicate better with their healthcare providers
  • Take medications as prescribed
  • Feel more confident when completing medical forms

find a healthy u workshop near you

Healthy U is available all across Wyoming

Healthy U is available to anyone over the age of 18. Workshops are always free, even for people who want to take them multiple times. All materials used during the workshops will be loaned to participants for the length of the workshop. 

To find a Healthy U workshop in your community, check our events calendar or our Healthy U program map.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about Healthy U, you can contact the Wyoming Center on Aging by phone at (307) 766-2829 or by email at wycoa@uwyo.edu.

 

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