Patient Education & Self-Management Resources

WCHC believes in empowering patients to take control of their health.  Patients can take advantage of many educational and self-management programs located in our service area.  WCHC has conveniently attached a list of some of the most popular self-management classes being offered in the community and links to other community resources.

If you would like to talk with someone about the programs offered by the Cecil County Health Department for cancer support, tobacco cessation, chronic pain or illness, or diabetes, please use this link to provide your contact information.

Link to get in contact with someone to talk about programs offered by Cecil County Health Department:

Senior Fitness Programs

55+ Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Center: Offers Keiser equipment, personal trainers, and a non-threatening atmosphere where the focus is on exercising safely at your own pace. 


Phone: 410-620-3101

Healthy Options Program for Seniors (HOPS) 55+: Offers a wide range of exercise and educational classes for those over 55. Website: 

Phone: 410-996-8170

Splashing Seniors: Exercise and meet new people at the same time with this water aerobics class for community members 60 and above.   Website: 

Phone: 410-996-8170

Elkton Senior Center: Offers a full range of social and recreational activities, trips, educational presentations, exercise classes, arts and crafts instruction, preventive health education and health screening sessions for adults 60+. Website:

Phone: 410-996-8181

Chronic Disease Support

Living Well with Hypertension: A single-session program defining high blood pressure, medication management, reading food labels, reducing sodium in your diet, complications with high blood pressure, and blood pressure guidelines. Website: 

Phone: 410-996-8170

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: An evidence-based, 6-week program that meets once a week for two hours. Participants will learn techniques to deal with the symptoms of chronic conditions, frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation. Website: 

Phone: 410-996-5168  

Weight Management Programs

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 

Weight Watchers:

Curves Complete:

Christiana Care Cecil County Nutrition and Diabetes Center: Offers an 8-week weight loss program including tools for long-term and realistic lifestyle changes and individualized diet and exercise plans.  


Phone: 410-620-1210

Nutrition Education Programs

Food Supplement Nutrition Education Phone: 410-920-8870

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Phone: 410-920-8870

Local Government/Councils:

Cecil County Government

Harford County Government

Cecil County Arts Council

Conowingo Lions Club

National Health Associations:

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association


Local Hospitals:

ChristianaCare, Union Hosptial

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health


Local Health Departments/Counseling Services: 

Cecil County Health Department

Harford County Health Department

Upper Bay Counseling


49 Rock Springs Road
P.O. Box 99
Conowingo, MD 21918
Beacon Health Center
253 Lewis Lane
Suite 202

Havre de Grace, MD 21078

P: 410.378.9696    Toll-Free: 877.378.9696       F: 410.378.9922

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