Atlantic General To Offer Chronic Disease Self-Management Class

12-16-2014

Berlin, Md.Atlantic General Hospital will be conducting a chronic disease self-management class for 6 weeks at North Worcester Senior Center, Berlin, Md. beginning January 5th.

The model for this program comes from the Stanford School of Medicine and is designed to help people with chronic conditions (or those who have a loved one with a chronic condition) live a better life. The workshop is facilitated by two specially trained leaders.

Examples of chronic conditions may include diabetes, arthritis, depression, 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 professionals
  • 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 6 classes of 2½ hours each and will meet each Monday(except January 19 and February 16), January 5th through February 23, 10:00am to 12:30pm, at North Worcester Senior Center, Berlin, Md. The class is free and open to all. You must begin the class with Session 1 or 2. Pre-registration is required. To register call Laura at 410-629-6820.

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