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Coping with chronic illness or other medical condition

“Living Well With Chronic Conditions” Workshops Offered
  
Lincoln County Health and Human Services announces that workshops 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 sessions aimed to empower those who live with a chronic disease or ongoing illness.

The workshops 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. Those conditions can include depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis and others. 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.

Workshops are scheduled on Tuesday mornings in Newport – August 14th – September 18th; Monday evenings in Waldport – August 27th – October 1st; Tuesday afternoons in Lincoln City – September 25th – October 30th; and Monday evenings in Siletz – October 15th – November 19th. 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 workshops are being offered for free! There is no charge for anyone to attend including family members, support persons or caregivers attending. The workshop also includes the “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” book. Pre-registration is required.

To register or obtain additional information, call Ann Way, Program Coordinator at 541-265-0465.

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