Managing Chronic Pain

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Making Pain More Manageable

An important update related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

We are bringing our Chronic Pain Management classes to a virtual format, so you can stay safe while continuing to learn and connect. Classes will be held via GoToMeeting. You will be able to join using your Smartphone, computer or tablet. . For more information on AAA 1-B’s coronavirus response and resources and information to help older adults and family caregivers, visit our coronavirus updates page.

Chronic pain can be debilitating and make day-to-day activities difficult. We offer classes to help you learn to manage your chronic pain, get back to the activities you love and lessen the emotional impact.

Our Chronic Pain Management classes are built on the Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) model, an evidence-based model proven to help people learn to cope with chronic conditions.  These community workshops meet once a week for six weeks. They are held in a small-group setting and are led by instructors who have often experienced chronic pain themselves, so they have a first-hand understanding of the challenges. The small group setting can help you build a support community and learn from  other people’s experiences.

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 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 and ask to be notified when we schedule a class near you.

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 for information or to register (advanced registration is required).

We are now actively enrolling in our MI Choice In-home Care Program!

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AAA 1-B Coronavirus Response and Updates