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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 with health conditions.
The classes are designed to help people manage the challenges of arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic pain, osteoporosis, diabetes, asthma, heart and other conditions.
Having a health condition does not mean that you have to stop doing the things you love to do! Get back in the “driver’s seat” on your health journey! This class discusses strategies for getting and maintaining control. Some of the topics 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.
Each Thursday, starting March 7 and running through April 11, the Living a Healthy Life workshop series will meet at the Missouri Ozarks Community Health Wellness Center in Ava, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call Douglas County Extension office at 417-683-4409 or the Douglas County Health Department at 417-683-4213 for more information and to sign up.
There is no charge to attend. You will be provided with a book worth $20 for attending all sessions.
This is a cooperative program of: University of Missouri Douglas County Extension, Douglas County Health Department, Missouri Ozarks Community Health Wellness Center and the Southwest Missouri Regional Arthritis Center.