ATLANTIC GENERAL HOLDS NEW CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT CLASS
Do you have a chronic disease or condition or do you take care of someone
with a chronic condition? If you do then you should consider making your
life better by attending the Living Well workshop. The model for this
program comes out of Stanford School of Medicine and is a chronic disease
self-management course. The workshop is facilitated by two specially trained
leaders, some of whom are healthcare professionals and some are not, one
or both with chronic diseases themselves. It teaches participants how
to live a quality life even with a chronic disease.
Anyone who has any type of chronic condition or the caregiver of anyone
with a chronic condition should attend. Examples of chronic conditions
may include diabetes, arthritis, migraine headaches, back pain, heart
disease or any conditions that hinder you from living the life you desire.
If you have any condition which alters your daily living in any way you
could benefit from this workshop. Topics covered include:
• How to manage problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
• How to communicate effectively with family, friends and healthcare
• Nutrition and how it effects our quality of life
• Exercise to improve strength, flexibility and endurance
• How to make daily tasks easier
• How to get more out of life!
• Appropriate use of medications
• How to evaluate new treatment options
The workshop is six classes of 2½ hours each. Participant feedback
rates the classes as highly successful. Much of the success of the program
lies in how it is taught. Classes are interactive and offer mutual support
which leads to the success of the participants and builds confidence in
their ability to manage their health.
Atlantic General Hospital is offering this workshop beginning on September
13 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 pm at the Lower Shore YMCA in Pocomoke, Md. The
workshop will meet each Thursday until October 18. There is no charge
for the classes. To pre-register, please call Laura at 410-629-6820.