ADRC to host Living Well With Chronic Conditions program
So, you’re doctor says it’s time to take better care of yourself. Eat healthier. Get more sleep. Exercise more often. And the response you hear in your head is, “I know, I know!” The truth is, we all know what we need to do to be healthy. We all know what it takes. The challenging part is realistically fitting it into our lives. Everyone has these challenges, but those of us living with an ongoing health issues such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, or depression, make these challenges greater.
An ongoing health problem brings troubling symptoms, difficult emotions, and complex changes to our lives. The thought of implementing a new, healthy change can feel like a steep mountain to climb, however; it’s not impossible. Being healthy while living with a chronic condition is POSSIBLE! The first, and most difficult step, is to believe it. There is no magic pill to take or miraculous cure that will come along to take this condition away. There may be treatments a doctor can provide that help ease symptoms, or keep them in check, but there isn’t anything that will take you back to what your life was like before. Living with a chronic condition forces you to make changes. It transitions you into a new phase, a new normal of your life. You are in control of how that transition plays out. Will you resist it? Will you let negative emotions lead the way? Or will you face it? Will you acknowledge your part in making this life transition as positive as possible?
Consider joining us for the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program on Thursdays from May 3- June 6 from 9:30-12:00 PM at the Lincoln County Service Center Building. During the six weekly sessions, learn:
- Practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue
- Discover better nutrition and physical activity choices
- Learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health
If you have asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, chronic pain or any other chronic condition, the Living Well workshop can help you feel better, take control of your life and do the things you want to do.
Show yourself better health…
To register for this workshop, please call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at (715) 536-0311. Seating is limited. Cost for the program: Suggested contribution of $10.00 for entire 6-week program.