Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WHAT:    Living Well classes for those with chronic conditions

DESCRIPTION:  Would you like to better manage your chronic condition, decrease your pain, decrease you doctors' visits, and enjoy life more? The Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainlands Association is promoting "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," a six class self-management series. Class are tailored for individuals living with a chronic condition or for those who live with someone with a chronic condition, such as asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, depression or chronic pain. This is much more than a simple "pain management" course. Subjects covered will include: techniques to combat frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength; appropriate use of medications and proper nutrition; techniques to effectively communicate with family, friends, and health professional and guidelines to evaluate new treatments. 
The UCHD offers classes on a regular basis -- one will start on Tuesday, August 5th at 10 a.m. in the Utah County Health Departments American Fork office (599 S. 500 E.) and run for consecutive Tuesdays through September 9.  Classes run about two hours and are free, but registration is required.  For more information or to sign up please call Patty at 801-851-7528.  For details on this and free classes offered by the UCHD, please see or follow us

CONTACT INFO:   801-851-7528