Healthier living workshops begin July 10

Living with chronic disease is challenging, both physically and emotionally.  Fletcher Allen Health Care is sponsoring a series of free workshops designed to help people living with chronic conditions take charge of their life, their health and their future.

The program will be at St Jude’s Parish Hall in Hinesburg, Tuesdays, July 10 to Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 8 pm.

Healthier Living Workshops are for anyone with conditions like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, fibromyalgia, depression, back pain, cancer and more.

The program helps you learn how to decrease or deal with pain, fatigue, frustration and isolation; learn breathing techniques to reduce stress; exercise to improve strength and flexibility; how to lessen side effects of medications; how to better communicate with family and health professionals; and how to eat healthy and evaluate health treatments.

Participants report fewer visits to their doctors and fewer trips to the emergency room. They felt less discouraged by their symptoms and had more confidence in performing every day activities. They were better able to manage their conditions and found their health did not interfere as much with daily chores or social activities.

These free workshops are open to all ages, including caregivers or family members of someone who has chronic conditions. For more information or to register please call 847-2278.

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