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    Individuals who have serious medical conditions that have persisted over a long period of time or are subject to frequent recurrences, are treatable but rarely cured completely and require persistent self-management behaviors. Chronic illnesses may be life-long in duration and/or progressive in nature; and many are marked by sudden flare-ups that can be caused by stress or other factors. Medicine and other treatments can often help people with chronic illness lead a normal life, although many require long-term care.

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    LifeWorks Erie - Chronic Disease Self-ManagementProvides Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) workshops throughout Erie, Crawford and Warren County. The CDSM workshops are an evidence based prevention and health promotion program that addresses common issues faced by people with chronic conditions. The program includes six weekly classes for 2.5 hours per week. The class sizes are small: 10-16 people. Content includes information on appropriate exercise, healthful eating, medications usage, improving communication with healthcare providers, problem solving skills, and more.ErieLifeWorks ErieLifeWorks Erie
    The Woodlands - Adult Notes from the Heart Music CampThe Woodlands is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness. Using its fully accessible and barrier-free facilities, the Woodlands' programs enable participants to experience social, cultural, environmental, recreational and spiritual growth. This camp is an extension of the Notes from the Heart Music Program at the Woodlands. Adult Notes from the Heart Music Camp is a 5-day, overnight, summer camp providing participants 19 and older with strong musical interest and abilities the opportunity to expand their passion for music to the next level. Participants will engage in daily courses including music appreciation and choral instruction, as well as have the opportunity to concentrate on specific areas of interest, including individual and small group instrumental instruction, vocal instruction, and composition. Campers will experience daily interactive performances from a wide range of professional musicians in the Pittsburgh area, providing exposure to a variety of music, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The week concludes with a grand finale concert, featuring all camp participants, highlighting the skills acquired and developed throughout the week. The 32-acre site features: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts and computer center, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, amphitheater, and a par-3 adapted golf course. Woodlands Programming focus on the following: Socialization: To provide opportunities to increase peer socialization and utilization of social skills for healthy relationships through recreational experiences. Independence: To provide opportunities to increase independence with self-care through practiving activities of daily living in a supported environment. Recreation: To provide opportunities to increase participation in adapted recreational activities in a group environment. Self-Perception: To provide opportunities to improve self-perception through positive recreational experiences. Health/Wellness: To provide opportunities to increase physical fitness through adapted physical activity and healthy cooking activities.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    The Woodlands - Camp WoodlandsThe Woodlands is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness. Using its fully accessible and barrier-free facilities, the Woodlands' programs enable participants to experience social, cultural, environmental, recreational and spiritual growth. Camp Woodlands, a 5-day, overnight, summer camp is a one-of-a-kind camp for youth and teens, ages 8-18 with varying disabilities and chronic illness where the emphasis is on the campers Abilities rather than their disabilities. This camp introduces campers to the wide variety of activities and experiences that the Woodlands has to offer. Traditional camp activities are modified to each individual by our trained and caring staff, within our fully adapted facilities. In addition, participants are able to connect socially with others in an environment of complete acceptance. Campers will involve themselves in activities that most campers enjoy every day, such as swimming, arts & crafts, nature activities, music, golf, archery and sports & games. All senses are engaged during their week at camp. Whether it is smelling nature while on a nature walk, feeling the texture of food ingredients while cooking healthy snacks, or hearing the crackle of wood while hanging out by the campfire with new friends, our campers gain the experience of being outdoors and a feeling of belonging. The 32-acre site features: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts and computer center, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, amphitheater, and a par-3 adapted golf course. Woodlands Programming focus on the following: Socialization: To provide opportunities to increase peer socialization and utilization of social skills for healthy relationships through recreational experiences. Independence: To provide opportunities to increase independence with self-care through practiving activities of daily living in a supported environment. Recreation: To provide opportunities to increase participation in adapted recreational activities in a group environment. Self-Perception: To provide opportunities to improve self-perception through positive recreational experiences. Health/Wellness: To provide opportunities to increase physical fitness through adapted physical activity and healthy cooking activities.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    The Woodlands - Sports CampThe Woodlands is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness. Using its fully accessible and barrier-free facilities, the Woodlands' programs enable participants to experience social, cultural, environmental, recreational and spiritual growth. Sports Camp, a 5-day, overnight, summer camp brings individuals with special needs the benefits of physical activity and the emotional lift of competing and being part of a team. It teaches valuable lessons about winning and losing. Additional benefits include refinement of motor skills, encouragement of individual goal setting, and learning more about healthy lifestyles through nutrition and exercise. Participants can also anticipate playing badminton, golf, disc golf, volleyball, yoga, archery, basketball, learning to cook healthy meals, as well as being baseball stars as we play a game at the Miracle League Field in Cranberry! The 32-acre site features: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts and computer center, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, amphitheater, and a par-3 adapted golf course. Woodlands Programming focus on the following: Socialization: To provide opportunities to increase peer socialization and utilization of social skills for healthy relationships through recreational experiences. Independence: To provide opportunities to increase independence with self-care through practiving activities of daily living in a supported environment. Recreation: To provide opportunities to increase participation in adapted recreational activities in a group environment. Self-Perception: To provide opportunities to improve self-perception through positive recreational experiences. Health/Wellness: To provide opportunities to increase physical fitness through adapted physical activity and healthy cooking activities.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    The Woodlands - Youth Notes From the Heart Music CampThe Woodlands is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness. Using its fully accessible and barrier-free facilities, the Woodlands' programs enable participants to experience social, cultural, environmental, recreational and spiritual growth. Youth Notes From the Heart Music Camp is a 5-day, overnight, summer camp. Performance. Experience. Appreciation. Composition. Enjoyment. These five concepts bring fulfillment to the young musicians who attend the Notes From the Heart Music Camp. Nationally recognized musicians and guest artists work with participants to instruct in vocal music, instrumental music, composition and music appreciation. It all culminates in a live performance at the "Bringing Out the Stars" concert at the end of the week. Campers will have an unforgettable experience! The 32-acre site features: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts and computer center, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, amphitheater, and a par-3 adapted golf course. Woodlands Programming focus on the following: Socialization: To provide opportunities to increase peer socialization and utilization of social skills for healthy relationships through recreational experiences. Independence: To provide opportunities to increase independence with self-care through practiving activities of daily living in a supported environment. Recreation: To provide opportunities to increase participation in adapted recreational activities in a group environment. Self-Perception: To provide opportunities to improve self-perception through positive recreational experiences. Health/Wellness: To provide opportunities to increase physical fitness through adapted physical activity and healthy cooking activities.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Home Based Primary CareVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Home Based Primary Care program (HBPC) provides primary and tailored health care and skilled nursing services for the home bound, chronically ill, and frail elderly Veteran population within Allegheny County The HBPC interdisciplinary team provides medical and psychiatric care, nurse case management, clinical social work services, rehabilitation services, dietician and pharmacy services. All interventions are designed to meet the Veterans' individual needs in order to allow them to remain in their homes and manage their chronic disease processes. Veterans who cannot safely live alone must have a caregiver who is willing and available to assist in their care. HBPC program provides:
    • Medication management,
    • Anticoagulation management,
    • Chronic disease management,
    • Oxygen safety evaluations,
    • Home safety evaluations,
    • Primary care,
    • Caregiver support,
    • Psychology services,
    • Physical therapy,
    • Occupational therapy evaluations for adaptive equipment,
    • Nutritional support.
    AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Zachary's MissionProvides basic necessities, financial assistance, and programs that nurture emotional well-being for families of medically fragile children.WestmorelandZachary's MissionZachary's Mission

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