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Niagara County offers three free chronic disease self-management workshop series


Mon, Apr 18th 2016 12:20 pm

Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or anxiety, join in for our free chronic disease self-management workshop series in your community.

These workshops are conducted over a period of six weeks, and are offered at no cost to participants. Beginning on Monday, May 9, a new workshop series will begin at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. It will run from 1-3:30 p.m. A second workshop series, also running from 1-3:30 p.m., begins Wednesday, May 18, at the Royalton-Hartland Community Library, 9 S. Vernon St., Middleport. The third workshop will begin on Friday, May 20, at the Woodland Apartments, 3979 Forest Parkway, North Tonawanda (same time).

The chronic disease self-management program has proven health benefits for individuals with any type of ongoing health condition, and augments any health care a person may be receiving. The purpose of the workshop is to provide simple steps to help people manage symptoms of their diseases, to promote active and fulfilling lifestyles, and to feel better. Program instructors also encourage caregivers to attend, as the program provides opportunities for caregivers to share and support each other.

The workshop is sponsored by the Niagara County Department of Health and Niagara County Office for the Aging. To register, contact the Niagara County Department of Health at 716-278-1900 or NY Connects through the Office for the Aging at 716-438-3030. If your group or organization is interested in scheduling a workshop, call 716-278-1900.

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