Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Living with Chronic Conditions Self-Management Course

Living with Chronic Conditions Self-Management 6 Week Course 
If we have individuals interested in this program, we can do it during the month of April.  It is a nationally-used course for all those affected by some type of chronic condition such as arthritis, chronic joint pain, fibromyalgia, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and so on.

Subjects covered in the course include:
            Techniques for frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation
            Appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength
            Appropriate use of medications and proper nutrition
            Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
            How to evaluate new treatments

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program is a workshop given 2 ½ hours, once a week, for 6 weeks.  They are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both are non-health professionals with a chronic disease themselves.

In order to do the program, we need those interested to sign up J BeWise participants, family, and friends are all invited to sign-up.  It is a FREE program, and a great opportunity to learn how to take control of your health and be more healthy and happy.  If you are interested in participating in the course, please let me know by April 1st.  You can email me (Alysia Ducuara) at bewise@slco.org or call me at (385) 468-4055.

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