Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions Program

The Healthy Living (or Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) is a FREE evidence-based program developed by Stanford University and has been shown to improve the health and well-being of older adults with chronic conditions. For more information about this program, please contact our call center at (714) 480-6450.

Who Can Participate?

  • Adults aged 60 and older
  • The spouse of an older adult participating in the program, regardless of age
  • Caregivers under the age of 60 who bring an older adult to the class can stay with the older adult to assist with activities if needed

About The Healthier Living Program Workshop:

  • Meets 2 ½ hours per week for six weeks
  • Small group (10-15 participants)
  • Peer-led (non-health care professional) self-management workshop
  • Promotes empowerment by teaching behavior management
  • Not disease-specific
  • Great for people with a single or multiple chronic health conditions
  • Great for caregivers
  • Addresses topics such as:
    • Problem-solving
    • Relaxation techniques
    • Nutritious eating
    • Improving communication with physicians, family, and friends
    • Medication “how to’s”
    • Weekly goal setting

The Benefits of Healthy Living:

  • More energy / reduced fatigue
  • Improved symptom management
  • Increase in exercise
  • Improved health status
  • Reduction in pain
  • Enhanced partnerships with physicians
  • Fewer outpatient visits
  • Fewer emergency room visits
  • Fewer hospitalizations
  • Decrease in length of hospital stay

Workshop Participant Testimony:

“The workshop put me back in charge of my life, and I feel great. I only wish I had done this sooner.” - Robert, age 68

Would you like to participate in a Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions workshop?

Workshops are offered throughout all of Orange County. For more information about these workshops, please call the Office on Aging at (714) 480-6450 or visit

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Interested In Becoming a Host Site for the Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions Program:

The Office on Aging is accepting applications from local Orange County community-based organizations that are interested in hosting the Healthy Living 6-week program. Currently the Office on Aging is working with local hospitals, community and senior centers, churches, and libraries to facilitate the Healthier Living program. It is a great opportunity for community organizations that provide direct services to older adults or caregivers. If you would like to be involved in hosting these workshops and are able to:

  • Provide private meeting space for at least 20 people
  • Be able to host classes on the same day of the week, six consecutive weeks for 2.5 hours each day
  • Help support and promote the Healthier Living program by distributing and displaying flyers in the your lobby/reception area, and/or list the program on the organization's website/calendar of events, social media pages and newsletter

For more information on becoming a Healthy Living host site, please contact Frank Hernandez at (714) 480-6451 or via email at


Help Yourself and Others with Ongoing Health Conditions By Becoming a Volunteer Leader!

Do you have a desire to help others? Do you have your own ongoing health conditions? Help yourself and others by becoming a volunteer leader for the Healthy Living With Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. For information about becoming a volunteer leader, please contact Frank Hernandez by phone at (714) 480-6451 or via email at