Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop to be held in Rhinelander

(RHINELANDER, WI) – Put life back into your life by participating in a Living Well workshop! If you or someone you care about has chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, or fibromyalgia, this workshop can help you take charge of your life.

Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander, and the Oneida County Department on Aging, will be offering, “Living Well with Chronic Conditions,” a six week workshop beginning Tuesday, March 4. Participants will meet once a week for two hours from 1 - 3 p.m. The workshop will be held at Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander, located at 2251 North Shore Drive, in conference room 2, and is open to adults with any kind of chronic health condition. The workshop was developed by Stanford University and is led by trained facilitators. The $20 fee for the workshop covers all course materials and scholarships are available to those with financial need.

Individuals struggling with chronic health issues can learn ways to cope with these challenges and improve their quality of life through the Living Well with Chronic Conditions. The workshop empowers those living with conditions and allows them make the best of their situation through:

•    Symptom management
•    Dealing with anger, depression, and other emotions
•    Goal setting and problem solving
•    Improving nutrition and developing a suitable exercise program
•    Medication management
•    Breathing exercises and managing stress
•    Communicating with family, friends, and health care professionals

Enrollment for Living Well with Chronic Conditions is limited and pre-registration is required by February 28. For more information, or to register, please contact the Oneida County Department on Aging at 715.369.6170, or 1.800.379.7499.

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