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  Living Well Thurston  

Take Control of Your Health in Just Six Weeks

What is Living Well Thurston?

Living Well Thurston is a series of community workshops, sometimes referred to as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), developed by Stanford University. Workshops are 2 1/2 hour sessions held once a week for six weeks. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active lives. Workshop sessions are facilitated by two trained leaders with at least one having personal experience with a chronic health condition.

What Will I Learn?

Among the topics included in every six week workshop series are: Action Planning, Problem Solving, Physical Activity, Pain/Fatigue Management, How to Plan for Your Future, Healthy Eating, Medication Management, Making Informed Decisions, How to Work with Your Healthcare Provider and System and many other topics. 

Are These Workshops For Me?

Living Well Thurston workshops are for you if you are living with a chronic health condition such as arthritis, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, MS, and many others.

Where Are The Workshops and How Do I Sign Up?

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services offers workshops in Thurston County. Kaiser Permanente also offers CDSMP workshops locally as do other organizations the region.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in being trained to facilitate Living Well Thurston workshops that assist others in managing their chronic health condition(s), please consider becoming a workshop Leader.  For more information, contact Lesley Price at 360-867-2515, or send an email.


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Lesley Price
Living Well Thurston Coordinator


This page last updated: 09/11/19