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Chronic Illness


Programs addressing chronic illness


What is Chronic Illness?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines “chronic illness” as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both”.

Examples of chronic illnesses: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, asthma, arthritis. There are many others. Some chronic illnesses can not be cured but can be MANAGED. Many illnesses can be PREVENTED.


Where you live, work, and play influences your health. Improving housing conditions, employment opportunities, parks and schools will help to improve health outcomes for people living in your neighborhood.

What can you do?

  1. Make the best choices you can, each and everyday.

  2. Ask for help. Ask for help. Ask for help. Talk with your local service agency. Call CWUW.

  3. Find a group to workout with in your community. Call the local park. Talk with members of your church. Ask your friends.

  4. Sign up for health insurance. Find a provider who cares, and work together on your goals. You are a team.

  5. Find opportunities for PLAY. Have fun and laugh.

  6. Get involved in your neighborhood. Your voice matters.

    If you are in need of housing, employment, or access to food, please call CWUW at 317-925-4231 ext 265. For emergency services, call 211.



Sisters Together: Move more, Eat Better and Meatless Monday

Do you need a workout partner? Do you need practical, easy to follow nutrition information? Would you rather walk first than run? Join Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better! Click the button to learn more. A program for you, by you!


Let’s Bike

Biking is a great way to get your physical activity in while getting to places you need to go. Join us for group rides, learn about bike safety, and where to bike.


SPROUT Garden Education

Growing your own food can happen in many places. Learn more about the benefits of growing your own food, how to can, and about the food system.

wellness INITIATIVE for Senior Education

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