The free six-week program for people with chronic diseases begins June 17. Chronic diseases are ongoing health conditions and include diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and others.
During the workshop, participants receive support from trained leaders and other workshop participants, learn practical ways to manage their pain and fatigue, learn about nutrition and exercise options, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to communicate about their conditions with doctors and family members.
The goal is to help people better manage their health conditions and deal with the frustration, fatigue and pain that can accompany a chronic disease.
Participants also benefit from meeting other people with ongoing health conditions, according to workshop leader Jaime Wolf, a learning and development specialist at Community Care.
Past participants report increased energy, reduced stress, more self-confidence, and fewer doctors’ visits as a result of taking the Living Well workshop.
The workshop will meet every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17 through July 22. To register or for more information on the upcoming Living Well workshop, contact Jaime at (414) 231-4028.