WorkLife Programs course to provide support, advice on living with chronic disease

September 1, 2011

WorkLife Programs is presenting a six-week program on managing chronic conditions.

Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18
3:30-5:30 p.m., Freehafer Hall, Room 1-1

Chronic disease can disrupt the routine of life and have an impact on emotions. WorkLife Programs is happy to partner with Area IV Agency to offer a highly participative and supportive program for anyone with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, pulmonary disease, fibromyalgia, or any other chronic condition.

Participants will meet for six weeks, utilizing two-hour sessions each week to help fortify their abilities in self-management skills. Topics include 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; nutrition; and how to evaluate new treatments. Each participant will receive a copy of a workbook along with a relaxation CD.

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