Coping with chronic disease

The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging is presenting a new free six-week program “Live Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management,” which will be held Mondays, May 16 through June 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville.

To fully benefit, it is suggested that participants attend all sessions.

The program is built upon three underlying assumptions:

  1. Regardless of the chronic condition, people have similar problems and concerns and face similar challenges.
  2. People can learn the skills needed to better manage their disease and the day-to-day issues they face.
  3. People who understand and take control of their condition will be healthier and happier.

Those individuals living with diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, pain and anxiety or caring for someone with an ongoing health problem are among those who may benefit from the Live Well program. Topics include healthy eating, exercise, effective communication, problem solving and setting goals.

Registration is required. To register, call the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, at toll-free 1.877.4AGING1 (1.877.424.4641).

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