Here is a resource I’ve recently learned about, and I want to share it. Although the following workshops are offered in the Portland vicinity, there may likely be similar workshops in your area.
Are you or is someone you care for living with a chronic condition?
Attend a Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop
Chronic conditions include diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia. If you or someone you care for has one of these conditions, the Living Well workshop can help you take charge of your life.
By attending, you will learn how to:
• Manage your symptoms and medication
• Work with your health care team
• Set weekly goals
• Problem solve effectively
• Handle difficult emotions
• Eat well and exercise safely
• Is free of charge
• Meets once a week for 2 ½ hours
• Lasts a total of six weeks
Those attending may also bring one support person with them to the workshop (such as a caregiver, family member or spouse).
To sign up or for more information, please call the Providence Resource Line at 503-574-6595.
September 29 to November 3, 2011
Thursday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Providence Portland Medical Center – HCC2
4805 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97213
October 5 to November 9, 2011
Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Annex Building
10150 SE 32nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222
October 7 to November 11, 2011
Friday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Room 6
9205 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland, OR 97225