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Managing Chronic Illness

Take Control of Your Health

Do you have a chronic disease like arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, asthma, bronchitis, COPD, or depression? Do you want to be healthier and feel more in control? We offer classes to help you learn to manage your condition day-to-day and cope with the symptoms and emotional impact of living with a chronic condition.

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) is a community workshop that meets once a week for six weeks. It’s held in a small group setting and is often led by instructors who are living with a chronic condition themselves, so they have a firsthand understanding of the challenges. The small group setting can help you build a support community to stay focused on your journey toward better health.

With PATH, you’ll learn how you can:

  • Make an action plan
  • Solve problems
  • Deal with difficult emotions
  • Relax
  • Manage pain and fatigue
  • Make informed treatment decisions
  • Work better with your healthcare professional

Classes Throughout Metro Detroit

Classes are held in neighborhood settings like senior centers, community centers and religious centers. Classes are being scheduled continuously throughout our six-county region. To find a class near you, see the list of select upcoming classes on the right-hand side of this page, visit our events calendar for a full list of classes or download our list of upcoming classes. Don’t see an upcoming class near you? Call us at (833) 262-2200 or email wellnessprograms@aaa1b.org and ask to be notified when we schedule a class near you. There are also classes focused specifically on managing diabetes, called Diabetes PATH.


No Cost

There is no cost for the class, but donations are always appreciated. They help us bring the classes to more people.


Ready to Start? Registration is Easy

Just call (833) 262-2200 or email wellnessprograms@aaa1b.org for information or to register (advanced registration is required).