Workshop for Managing Chronic Conditions to be Held

Published on: 7/30/2010

ST. FRANCIS, WI -- People struggling with chronic health issues can learn ways to cope with these challenges and improve their quality of life through an upcoming workshop: Living Well with Chronic Conditions. The workshop empowers those living with conditions like arthritis, heart problems, asthma, stroke, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, emphysema, and cancer and allows them make the best of their situation through:

Symptom management

Dealing with anger, depression, and other emotions

Goal setting and problem solving

Improving nutrition and developing a suitable exercise program

Medication management

Breathing exercises and managing stress

Communicating with family, friends, and health care professionals

The workshop meets for 2 ½ hours, once a week, for six weeks. Attendees are requested to attend all six classes to receive maximum benefit. The workshop, which will be hosted by Howard Village Senior Community, 2500 E. Howard Ave., St. Francis, will be held on Tuesdays, September 7th – October12th from 1:30 – 4:00 pm. The cost is $10 for all six sessions.

This workshop, created at Stanford University, is designed for people who have one or more chronic conditions. Marcia Isherwood, RN, Aurora Parish Nurse, will facilitate the workshops.

Registration by September 2nd is required as class size is limited. Please call

414-489-1400 to register or to obtain more information.

Howard Village is a Laureate Group independent and assisted living senior community that offers older adults an active, worry-free lifestyle. At Howard Village you have a choice of studio, one and two bedroom apartments along with many conveniences

to make life easier. No endowment fees. www.laureategroup.com.