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Living Healthy With Chronic Conditions

| March 18, 2011, 11:13 AM | 0 Comments

The county Department of Aging and Disabilities will present a free six-week workshop series from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. on Thursdays, April 14 through May 19, at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. “Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions” is a self-management program for adults to help them to handle their chronic conditions. These include diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, obesity, chronic pain or anxiety, and heart disease.

Presenters will share techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation. Learn about appropriate exercise and medications, communication with family and health professionals, nutrition, and evaluation of new treatments.

An evidence-based program developed by Stanford University and Northern California Kaiser Permanente, it has shown a beneficial effect on physical and emotional outcomes and health-related quality of life. Participants reported decreased disability and fatigue, increased energy, lower health distress, more exercise and relaxation, and fewer social role limitations.

Classes will be on April 14, 21, and 28 and May 5, 12, and 19. Adults with chronic conditions of any age are welcome to participate, as well as caregivers. For information and registration, call Pam Toomey, program coordinator, at 410-222-4366, Ext. 3057, or e-mail [email protected] or register directly at the Pascal Center. Anyone requiring accommodations should call 410-222-4366 seven days in advance of the first workshop. TTY users can call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

Source: Anne Arundel Cunty Dept. Of Aging

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Category: LIFE IN THE AREA, Seniors

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