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Workshop available for people living with chronic diseases

Do you live with a chronic disease? Consider attending an upcoming workshop in Johnson County. Experts designed it to help you learn to improve your health and cut your healthcare costs.

It's free, and adults of any age can benefit from the skills taught in the workshop. We also encourage friends, relatives and caregivers to attend.

The workshop is part of a Chronic Disease Self-Management Education program presented by:

Stanford University developed the workshop.

Two trained leaders who live with a chronic disease run the workshop. It is interactive and evidence based and covers the following topics:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
  • Exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance.
  • Appropriate use of medications.
  • Communicating better with family, friends and health professionals about your conditions.
  • Nutrition, decision making and how to evaluate new treatments for your disease.

Participants meet once a week for six weeks. Each session is two and a half hours long. Participants receive a workbook, relaxation CD and class incentives.

A new class starts April 2, 2020 and ends May 7, 2020 at the Lenexa Senior Center, 13420 Oak St., Lenexa. Class time is 9 - 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. Call 913-477-7134 to register.

More workshops are coming soon to Johnson County. Email Alison Wiley for more information.

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