Living Well Workshops Help Lincoln County Live Better with Chronic Conditions
Sessions help people reduce pain, increase energy and be in control of their health
For people with chronic health conditions, good medical care is just half of the equation. Equally important is their ability to make healthy decisions, follow their doctor’s recommendations and take care of their condition.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions, a FREE workshop offered in Lincoln County, teaches people with lifelong health condition to do just that. Participants have less pain, more energy and fewer hospitalizations.
The classes, offered weekly throughout Lincoln County are for anyone with a chronic disease. Chronic diseases are lifelong health conditions and include diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and others.
There is a significant need for support for people with chronic disease, which the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions calls the most common, costly and preventable of all U.S. health problems. They are also the leading causes of death and disability, responsible for seven out of 10 deaths each year.
Living Well workshops are delivered in six week two-and-a-half-hour weekly sessions. They are taught by two certified leaders; either one or both are non-health professionals who have a chronic disease themselves and can speak from their own experience.
The next set of workshops will be offered at the Newport 60+ Activity Center starting July 2-August 6 from 5:30-8:00pm. To learn more or register for the class please call Senior and Disability Services at (541) 336-2289.