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Managing Chronic Pain

Making Pain More Manageable

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

We have temporarily halted all of our Health & Wellness classes. We are looking forward to rescheduling classes when that once again becomes possible. 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 wellnessprograms@aaa1b.org 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 wellnessprograms@aaa1b.org for information or to register (advanced registration is required).