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Grants from the Center for Disease Control and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are funding free classes for those dealing with health conditions. The class, Living a Healthy Life, is designed to help people manage the challenges of arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic pain, osteoporosis, diabetes, asthma, heart and other conditions.
In the sessions participants will learn that having a health condition does not mean having to stop doing things you love. The classes also provide information to help you get back in the “driver’s seat” on your health journey. Class materials also discuss strategies for gaining and maintaining control.
Some of the topics included are: how to fight fatigue, how to communicate better about health issues, how to make daily tasks easier, how to manage pain and other symptoms, and how to set goals for positive life.
Sessions begin Wednesday, Oct. 13, and will meet through Dec. 16. Classes will be held in Ava at the Douglas County Senior Center from 10 a.m. – noon. There is no charge for attending; however, registration is necessary as each participant will receive a book worth $20.
For more information, or to sign up, call Douglas Co. MU Extension office at 683-4409.
This is a cooperative program of: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center, Missouri Mobile Health UMC/Missouri Foundation for Health, and University of Missouri Extension.