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      Living Well with Chronic Disease Workshop in Kingston

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      June 5, 2019

      Wednesday   1:30 PM

      166 Brock Street , Sandy Mahoney at 613-544-3400 ext. 3522
      Kingston, Ontario

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      Living Well with Chronic Disease Workshop

      This is a 6 week class, once a week on Thursdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm Adult Mental Health Program, Johnson 5. The Living Well with Chronic Disease Workshop provides information and skills to those living with one or more chronic conditions, helping them better manage their condition and achieve their best health and wellness. This FREE workshop is for adults of all ages living with one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and depression, among others. These workshops are also open to those at risk of developing a chronic disease, as well as family members and caregivers. Participants meet in groups of 5 to 16 individuals for 2.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, and will also receive a free copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and the audio CD Relaxation for Mind and Body. The workshops are led by two trained leaders who are usually volunteers with chronic conditions themselves. Participants report improvement in their lifestyle and general health, as well as improved symptom management and better communication with their doctors. They also spend less time in the hospital compared to those who have not taken the workshop. This workshop is an evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University and currently supported by the Self-Management Resource Center. Session 1 Differences between acute and chronic conditions Using the mind for symptom management Making Action Plans Session 2 Difficult emotions Intro to physical activity Session 3 Better Breathing Muscle Relaxation Pain and Fatigue Management Endurance Exercise Session 4 Healthy Eating Future Plans for Health Care Communication Problem Solving Session 5 Medications Making Treatment Decisions Depression Management Positive Thinking Guided Imagery Session 6 Working with your health care professional Working with the health care system Looking back and planning for the future

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