Living Well With Chronic Conditions” Classes Offered
Provided by Lincoln County Public Information Office
Lincoln County Health and Human Services, announces that classes will be offered to benefit individuals living with a chronic or ongoing health condition. “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” is a six-week series of classes aimed to empower those who live with a chronic disease or ongoing illness. A workshop series has been scheduled in Waldport on Monday evenings at the Waldport Community Center beginning Monday, July 12 through August 19, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm for six weeks. Classes will be held Friday mornings in Gleneden Beach at Unity By the Sea Church, beginning September 3rd every Friday for six weeks, from 9:30 am -12:00 p.m. A Newport class is forming on Tuesday evenings at the Atonement Lutheran Church, beginning on September 7, every Tuesday for six weeks, from 5:30-8:00 pm. This self-management program, developed by Stanford University’s School of Medicine, is designed to enhance medical treatment and help those living with a chronic health condition improve their ability to manage day to day activities.
The classes are being offered for free!
The classes are open to anyone who is living with a chronic disease, family member or individual caring for a loved one living with a chronic disease. Tips for managing frustration, fatigue, pain, depression and isolation are discussed. Other topics include appropriate exercise, optimum nutrition, informed use of physician prescribed medications, and effective communication with healthcare professionals, family members, and friends. By learning more about self-management, participants may find it easier to make better-informed treatment decisions. Program evaluation has shown that participants have improved health status and spend fewer days in the hospital, a trend toward fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations.
The classes are being offered for free! There is no charge for anyone to attend including family members, support person or caregiver attending. The class also includes the “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” book. Pre-registration is required.
To register or obtain additional information, call Ann Way at Lincoln County Health and Human Services, 541-265-0465Share on Facebook