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 June 4. 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 (Limited Summer Schedule)

Bend: Tuesdays, June 4 to July 9, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Redmond: Mondays, June 10 to July 15, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Living Well Central Oregon is a regional, collaborative initiative that sponsors the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program through the cooperation, dedication and support of many of the health and social service organizations throughout Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties.

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