Living Well workshop helps adults with chronic health conditions

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The Rock County Council on Aging will be offering a Living Well workshop series beginning Tuesday, June 2 through July 7 at the Creekside Place, Evansville from 9-11:30 a.m.

Living Well is a six-week program designed for people with chronic diseases and their caregivers.

Chronic diseases are ongoing health conditions including diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and others.

Throughout the workshop participants will receive support from trained leaders and other workshop participants, learn practical ways to manage pain and fatigue, learn about nutrition and exercise options, understand new treatment options and learn better ways to communicate about their conditions with doctors and family members.

The goal is to better the way people manage their health conditions and deal with the frustration, fatigue and pain that accompany chronic diseases.

Past participants report increased energy, reduced stress, more self-confidence and fewer visits to the doctor as a result of the Living Well workshops.

Preregistration is required and can be done by calling 608-757-5472 or by visiting co.rock.wi.us/aging.

A $15 fee for the class is suggested and transportation may be available to classes.

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