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Living Well with Chronic Conditions

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This event finished on 16 October 2017


Description:
Living Well workshops help people with chronic conditions learn how to manage & improve their own health! The next round of sessions is taking place:

  • Mondays, running from Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds

To sign up for this free workshop series, please call (425) 265-2283.

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop focuses on problems that are common to people with any ongoing health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, arthritis and hypertension.

WHAT IS A LIVING WELL WORKSHOP?

Living Well is a high-level evidence-based workshop for people who have one or more chronic health conditions and/or chronic pain. Developed at Stanford University, the Living Well workshops meet for 2.5 hours a week for six weeks. Classes are highly participatory. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health condition to maintain active and fulfilling lives. It is facilitated by two trained leaders in a classroom style, but most of the learning comes from sharing and helping others with similar challenges.

Workshops are best for anyone who:

  • Has, or lives with someone who has, one or more chronic conditions or chronic pain
  • Is living in a home or apartment; and
  • Is not suffering from dementia

Living Well benefits:

  • Improved general health (as reported by participants)
  • Fewer days of hospitalization
  • Fewer out-patient health care visits

Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) decision making, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments.

The workshop is FREE at attend! Please call (425) 265-2283 to register!

 

Organizer:
Homage Senior Services

Cost:
Free

Pre-registration Required?
Yes

For More Information or to Register:
Call (425) 265-2283

Event Location:
Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds

 

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