Better Choices, Better Health workshop planned by University Extension
Are you struggling with a chronic condition and have problems managing your health? Do you have a friend or family member with a chronic condition and would like to learn ways to help ease their frustration?
Better Choices, Better Health is a six-week group education workshop that teaches you the skills you need to manage your symptoms and take control of your health. The program was developed by researchers at the Patient Education Research Center at Stanford University to help people with chronic conditions gain self-confidence in their ability to manage their own health. Chronic conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, as well as others.
In this class, participants will learn how to:
• Improve knowledge about living a healthy life with a chronic condition
• Identify the latest medical and pain management approaches
• Develop an individualized exercise program
• Manage fatigue and stress more effectively
• Find solutions to problems caused by the chronic condition
• Identify ways to deal with anger, fear, frustration and depression
• Discuss the role of nutrition in chronic disease management
• Communicate with family and friends in new ways
Better Choices, Better Health will be held at Trinity Chapel Presbyterian Church at the corner of Hwy 19 and Hwy C in Cuba on February 4-March 11 (six consecutive Mondays) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Co-facilitators for this workshop are Sarah Traub, Human Development and Family Studies Specialist, and Bethany Schindler, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension. The class is sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension and the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging (CMAAA).
The class is free and participants will receive handouts and Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book. Please call the University of Missouri Extension – Crawford County office at 573-775-2135 to register. University of Missouri Extension is an equal opportunity/ADA institution. University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all.