It can be very difficult to follow your doctor's recommendations to lose weight, start an exercise plan or to stick with your physical therapy self-care plan, especially when you're living with one or more chronic conditions. If you need a jumpstart to get motivated again or to learn how to start living a better life, participate in one of the summer sessions of "Living Well with Chronic Conditions." The free, six-week program has sessions starting:
July 15 at Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way in Eugene. Six Wednesdays, 12:30-3 p.m.
July 20 at Riverstone Clinic, 2073 Olympic St. in Springfield. Six Mondays;12:30-3 p.m.
Aug. 20 at South Hills Rhab, 1166 E. 28th Ave., in Eugene. Six Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Pain Management Partners, 2401 River Road, in Eugene. Six Thursdays, 2-4:30 p.m.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions is for anyone living with chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or others. The workshop provides step-by-step instruction of self-management tools for your health, as well as every day life, and includes a workbook. You'll learn skills in brainstorming, problem-solving, action planning, managing medications, dealing with fatigue and depression, working with health professionals and more. To register, call (541) 682-4103. Class size is limited, so sign up today.
"Living Well with Chronic Conditions" is a Stanford University licensed program administered through the Lane Council of Governments' (LCOG) Senior and Disabled Services program.