Catholic Charities of Southern MN will be offering a Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop series beginning September 11 at the Harmony Community Center, 225 3rd Ave. NW in Harmony.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a FREE six-week program designed by Stanford University for people who have chronic conditions, or live with someone who does. A chronic condition is any health problem that is long term. This includes arthritis, heart disease, depression, obesity, anxiety, diabetes, and more. During the six-week session, participants receive support from trained leaders and other workshop participants. They learn effective techniques on how to deal with pain, frustration, fatigue, and emotions. Additional topics include exercise, healthy eating, better ways to communicate about their condition with doctors and family members, problem-solving, and goal-setting. It is open to anyone over the age of 18.
The goal is to help people better manage their health conditions and live a healthy life.
Participants also benefit from meeting other people with similar challenges and learning how they cope. Past participants report increased energy, reduced stress, more self-confidence, and feeling in control as a result of taking the Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop
The six-week class will begin on September 11 and run through October 16. Participants will meet each Tuesday from 1–3 p.m. at Harmony Community Center. Space is limited so please pre-register. Sandy Tammel will be leading the class.
For more information or to register, contact Tina Kerns at (507) 251-0520 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at www.ccsomn.org.