Workshops set on living with chronic conditions

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 11:28 AM PST January 14, 2013 
BEND, Ore. -

Do you or someone you know, live with a health condition that affects daily life? Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people living with ongoing health conditions begin as early February 5. Workshops are now being held in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties, in both English and Spanish.

A chronic health problem is one that you must learn to live with for many years, such as diabetes, emphysema, arthritis, migraine headaches, and heart disease. A healthy way to live with a chronic condition is to work at overcoming the symptoms.

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions program, sponsored by Living Well Central Oregon, is designed to complement and enhance medical treatment and disease management. Through the series of classes, participants will learn what they can do to feel better and manage their condition more effectively.

One series of classes and the book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, costs each participant a total of $10.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions WINTER Schedule:

Bend:

Tuesdays, February 5 to March 12, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, February 13 to March 20, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, April 6 to May 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Prineville:

Tuesdays, February 12 to March 19, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

La Pine:

Wednesdays,  February 13 to March 20, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Redmond:

Thursdays, February 21 to March 28, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Madras:

Thursdays, March 28 to June 2, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To receive Living Well class information or to register for classes, please call (541) 322-7430 or visit the Living Well—Central Oregon website at www.livingwellco.org.

Living Well Central Oregon is a regional, collaborative initiative that sponsors and supports the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program. This program is made possible through the cooperation, dedication and support of the following organizations: Deschutes County Health Services, Northwest Health Foundation, Oregon Health Authority, PacificSource Health Plans, Jefferson and Crook County Health Departments, St. Charles Health System, Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Mosaic Medical, Providence Health Plans, Central Oregon Council on Aging and Mountain View Hospital.