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Classes to help you maintain your health

“Healthier Living” Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Do you have a chronic health condition or care for someone who does? The award-winning Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is based on research conducted at Stanford University. Take the first step to manage ongoing health conditions with easy methods to reduce fatigue, anxiety and sleep loss.


Session Zero scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, 3-4 p.m.

Oct. 10-Nov. 14 (Th), 3-4 p.m. I R I NC  

Register: 800-900-8582

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

This six-week series is designed to teach practical skills for managing chronic pain, moderating symptoms and staying motivated to overcome the challenges of living with ongoing health conditions. This program is for adults living with chronic pain due to illness or accident, and their caregiver.


Session Zero scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1 (2-3 p.m.)

Oct. 8-Nov. 12 (T), 2-3 p.m.; 6-week series  l R l NC

Register: 800-900-8582

Diabetes Self-Management Program

An award-winning series based on research conducted at Stanford University is designed for anyone with Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and anyone caring for a loved one with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Learn methods to reduce fatigue, pain, stress and fear through exercise and healthy eating, and to effectively manage the disease to improve quality and outlook on life.


Session Zero scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Oct. 8-Nov. 12 (T), 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 6-week series l R l NC

Please call to register. No charge.

Register: 800-900-8582

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Dealing with Dementia provides attendees with a handy book to help them throughout the journey.

Dealing With Dementia

The Dealing with Dementia Program was developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute as an evidence-informed educational support program for caregivers of people living with dementia. This 4-hour workshop highlights topics such as the caregiving experience with an easily understandable explanation of dementia, best practices in caregiving, and problem solving with dementia behaviors. Learn tips for caregivers to find time for self-care and stress management. Completed workshop participants will receive a comprehensive manual for dementia caregivers. Spanish and English available.  

Wednesdays, Dec. 4 & 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (in person, 2-part class)

Please call to register. Fee $30 (cost of materials. Non-District residents add $4).

Register: 800-900-8582

Dementia Live

Dementia Live is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. Participants are outfitted in specialized gear and given a series of tasks to perform. The challenges and struggles one faces become very real to the participant, triggering heightened empathy and understanding, creating a catalyst for meaningful communication and improving quality of care. We currently have three offerings.

Friday, Aug. 2, between 9 a.m. and noon (1-hour long; sign up for 9, 10 or 11 a.m.) l R l NC

Friday, Nov. 1, between 9 a.m. and noon (1-hour long; sign up for 9, 10 or 11 a.m.) l R l NC

Please call 800-900-8582 to register. No charge.

Depression and Caregiver Burden Screening

It is well-documented that long-term, unrelieved caregiving duties, especially when caring for loved ones with dementia, can have negative impacts on the health, personal, social and/or financial well-being of the caregiver. Depression and a sense a well-being become significant factors to evaluate. 

The Caregiver Center utilizes the Zarit Burden Interview to assess a caregiver's perception of "burden" to see if those areas are being affected, with a focus on depression, mental health, negative affect, social support, stress and coping (American Psychological Association), as well as the PHQ-9 Depression Screening tool.

The PHQ-9 is a "multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression" (National Institute of Health), and utilizes a brief self-report tool. The tool rates the frequency of symptoms which factors in the scoring severity index.

Camarillo Health Care District's use and/or results of the PHQ-9 is not a diagnosis. It is outside of the District's scope to diagnose. Self-reported answers indicate scores that can be measured against the categories listed on the tool, with further desription. It's imperative that you consult your physician for symptoms of depression. We currently have two offerings.

Friday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. l in one-hour blocks l A l NC

Call 800-900-8582 for an appointment.

Nutrition Counseling

One-on-One Appointments
Meet with Patti Jaeger, registered dietitian from Area Agency on Aging, to discuss your specific health topic. Topics include controlling blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, enhancing bone health and eating healthy on a budget. Participants must be 60 or older.

Second and fourth Tuesday of each month 1-4 p.m. Please call 805-388-1952 to register.

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