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Ke Ola Pono program slated in Lahaina

By Staff | Sep 23, 2010

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WAILUKU — The county Department of Housing and Human

Concerns’ Office on Aging announced that a “Ke Ola Pono — Better Choice… Better Health” workshop will begin in October in Lahaina.

This program is specifically designed for people of any age who are living with chronic health conditions, including asthma, high cholesterol, emphysema, high blood pressure, chronic pain and cancer.

The workshop consists of a series of six classes that will be held on consecutive Wednesdays beginning Oct. 20 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Hale Mahaolu Eono Community Hall at 810 Kelawea St. in Lahaina.

“Ke Ola Pono” was previously known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). It is an evidence-based workshop that is part of the Stanford University program to help people with chronic diseases learn to better manage their health conditions and improve their quality of life.

The cost for the six-session workshop is $10 for those 60 and older, and $35 for participants under 60. Scholarships are available through Na Hoaloha for anyone under 60 experiencing financial hardship.

Advance registration is required; space is limited to 12 participants per class. Transportation may be available.

Caregivers are encouraged to attend. For more information, or to register, call Ke Ola Pono Maui County Coordinator Robin Pilus at 281-0094.