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Take Charge of Your Health: Chronic Pain Self-Management

Illinois AgrAbility Webinar Series
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Symptoms from chronic pain can make farm tasks an extra chore.

Fatigue, sleeplessness, stress, and fear are often side effects of chronic pain and can be difficult to manage each day. For farmers and farm families, these symptoms can slow progress on and off the farm, making everyday tasks sometimes impossible. The Take Charge of Your Health: Chronic Pain Self-Management webinar series weighs heavily on cognitive behavioral techniques for managing pain. Illinois AgrAbility emphasizes the importance of learning techniques and providing opportunities to help individuals in the agriculture industry. 

Registration Details

  • Registration Deadline: March 11, 2024.
  • Register once to attend all sessions in the series.
  • Session dates include March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, and April 22.

About the Chronic Pain Management Webinar Series

The six-part series will be held at 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays from March 18 through April 22. The chronic pain management webinar series is grant-funded and a partnership between University of Illinois Extension, Illinois AgrAbility, Age Options, and specialists from Illinois Extension family life and health teams.

Expanded versions of weekly topics can include: 

  • Balancing activity with rest.
  • Learning tools for overcoming worst-case thinking.
  • Working effectively with health care professionals.
  • Creating action plans for problem-solving and decision-making.

Participants will receive a hard copy of “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain” as an additional resource. For series questions, contact Haley Jones, AgrAbility program coordinator, at, 217-244-2948.

About Illinois AgrAbility

Illinois AgrAbility provides direct services and solutions to farmers, veterans, and farmworkers in Illinois with disabilities so they can maintain their independence and continue farming. Illinois AgrAbility is a program within Illinois Extension and is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture NIFA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA, under sponsored project number 2022-41590-38130.

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To learn more about Illinois AgrAbility, visit To request services, contact Illinois AgrAbility at or 217-244-2948.

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