Take Charge of Your Health!

Self Management Education

59% of Wisconsin residents have at least one ongoing health condition like arthritis, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, and others


Self-management programs allow you to learn to thrive, not just survive with your ongoing health conditions!

Attending a health and wellness workshop will help you find practical ways of dealing with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with your doctors and family about your health. The Kenosha County ADRC is focused on health and wellness - promoting health and wellness by providing workshops to help the people in our community to live the best quality of life possible.

We offer several health and wellness workshops offered throughout the year, some in both English and Spanish:

What kind of Health Education programs do you want?

Your opinion can make a difference! The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) is asking you to take a 5-minute survey to let us know about your interest and ability to participate in evidence-based programs. Our evidence-based programs are important to avoid injuries and prevent or manage health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, and more. Thus, we want to make sure these programs are easily available to everyone and need your valuable input to better understand the barriers that keep people from participating. Please help us by taking this short survey.

Healthy Living with Diabetes

The Healthy Living with Diabetes program is a seven week interactive workshop (six weeks of programming and one week devoted to Q&A). Each workshop meets 2½ hours one time a week and is run by two trained facilitators who have personal experience with ongoing health conditions. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish (Vivir Saludable con Diabetes).

Healthy Living with Diabetes provides information and self-management skills for adults 18 and older, living with diabetes, as well as their friends, family, and caregivers.

Healthy Living with Diabetes Video

Healthy Living with Diabetes is the Wisconsin branded name for the Stanford Patient Education Research Center Diabetes Self-Management program developed in the 1990s. Click here for more information or to register for Healthy Living with Diabetes.

Vivir Saludable con Diabetes

El programa "Vivir saludable con diabetes" es un taller interactivo de siete semanas (seis semanas de programación y una semana dedicada a las preguntas y respuestas). Cada taller se reúne 2½ horas una vez a la semana y está dirigido por dos facilitadores capacitados que tienen experiencia personal con las condiciones de salud en curso. Las clases se ofrecen tanto en inglés como en español.

Vivir saludable con diabetes – Información y habilidades de autocontrol para los residentes del condado de Kenosha (mayores de 18 años) que viven con diabetes, al igual que sus amigos, familiares y cuidadores. Vivir saludable con diabetes es la marca de Wisconsin para el programa de autocontrol de la diabetes del Stanford Patient Education Research Center, desarrollado en la década de 1990. Para obtener más información por favor llame a 262-605-6646.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University for family caregivers. The program provides caregivers with tools and strategies take care of themselves while caring for others and better handle the unique caregiver challenges they face. It is offered in English and  Spanish.

Herramientas Poderosas para Cuidadores

Herramientas Poderosas para Cuidadores (HPC) es un taller de seis semanas y dos horas de duración, es un programa educativo de autocuidado desarrollado por la Universidad de Stanford para los cuidadores familiares. HPC proporciona herramientas y estrategias de autocuidado para manejar mejor los desafíos únicos a los que se enfrentan los cuidadores. 

Stand Up & Move More

This program helps adults 55 and older reduce sitting time by standing up and moving more. Participants in the group sessions identity barriers to standing more and discuss strategies to increase their standing time which reduces sedentary behavior, pain and its intensity, improves vitality, overall general health and much more. Learn more.

Stepping On

Stepping On is a seven week falls prevention and education workshop that is fun, interactive and reduces your risk for falls. It's designed for people who are at risk of falling, have a fear of falling or have fallen one or more times.