Are you interested in learning how to live well with challenges such as high blood pressure or diabetes? If so, Care Connection for Aging Services has just the class for you.
Korth Center in Stockton is hosting a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Disease class beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, June 7. The course consists of six weekly sessions of 2½ hours each. The classes will be at the center, 309 W. Englewood Dr.. Certified facilitators Shery Fogle and Kristin Fisher will lead the classes. The sessions are free, but registration is required by calling Care Connection lifestyles specialist Fogle at (800) 748-7826.
The proven practices for self-management are based on an ongoing series of studies conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Topics include techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; nutrition; decision-making and evaluation of new treatments.
Materials, including the book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” will be provided. The book contains information and tips to help people manage chronic conditions daily while doing the things they need and want to do.
Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.