Find Support and Learn How to Manage Your Chronic Pain

About 50 million US adults have chronic pain, which is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care. Chronic pain can happen for many reasons including as a result of chronic conditions (e.g. arthritis and diabetes), autoimmune disorders (e.g. lupus), past injuries, and other reasons. Chronic pain can limit quality of life. For some people with chronic pain, there may not be obvious evidence of an underlying reason. Managing chronic pain can be difficult. If you have chronic pain, a self-management education (SME) program may help you control your pain. Countryside YMCA is offering this online workshop through the Counsel on Aging.

Topics Covered in this Chronic Pain Self-Managment Course

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation.

  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.

  • Appropriate use of medications.

  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals.

  • Managing depression.

  • Better breathing techniques.

  • Relaxation techniques.

  • Healthy eating habits.

  • Making good decisions about your health.

  • How to evaluate new treatments.

Class Schedule 

Morning session   Tuesdays, August 11  through September 22 10:00am - 12:30pm
Afternoon session  Tuesdays, August 11  through September 22  2:00pm - 4:30pm

Registration for this FREE online course is open!

This is a FREE  online workshop and participants must have reliable internet access, a computer and a smart device.

Register Now!


If you have questions or need help with registration contact Cara Ebel at 513-702-6413 or email Cara at, or  contact Brittaney Burton @ 513-345-8637