Upcoming Workshop Teaches You How to Take Control of Your Health

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Image of women around a tableYou may not be able to control all aspects of a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, or high blood pressure, but there are many things you can do to improve it.

Finding support from friends, family, and coworkers provides motivation and encouragement, as well as new ways to work through health problems. Gaining credible health information is necessary to understand your medical condition and treatment options, which are key factors in managing any health condition.

Now is the time to take control of your chronic health condition. Extension is offering Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions, a free six-week self-management program, beginning in September. This workshop is an evidence-based, self-management program originally developed by Stanford University. It is designed for anyone with a chronic health condition to learn to manage his or her health. Individuals learn how to manage symptoms and to gain support by others who may be experiencing similar problems.

“Living Health with Chronic Conditions truly makes a difference in the lives of so many people. Many participants report how helpful the group discussions are as well as being able to problem-solve together on health issues that impact everyone,” said Linda Minges, program facilitator with NC Cooperative Extension.

Program Details

Tuesdays, September 4 through October 9 (total of 6 sessions)

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Lucile Tatum Center (959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC)

There is no cost to you, but pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration is required by contacting Linda J. Minges:  704.922.2127 or linda_minges@ncsu.edu by August 28.

This program is supported by Centralina Area Agency on Aging.

Take Control of Your Health

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Photo of Linda Minges, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLinda MingesExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (704) 922-2127 linda_minges@ncsu.eduGaston County, North Carolina
Updated on Jul 12, 2018
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