My Life, My Health
Do you, or someone important to you, suffer from fatigue, pain, depression, or other health condition that effects their enjoyment of life? People with a chronic health issues, those problems that effect what activities they do every day, often feel that they have lost control over their life. My Health My Life helps people regain control over their long-term health issues. The program provides information and teaches practical skills on managing chronic health problems. Research has shown that the series helps participants reduce their pain and anxiety and more effectively manage their symptoms.
The Hilltown Community Health Center is offering a free, six week series of My Life My Health for those looking for ways to regain control of their health. Family members, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend. The classes will be facilitated by CDSMP certified trainers Diane Meehan and Janet Dimock of the HCHC HealthWise program. To register or for more information call Diane Meehan at 667-2203 or Janet Dimock at 238-5511 ext. 149.
Classes will begin Thursday April 14th at 1:30 p.m. at the Worthington Council on Aging Office located at the R.H. Conwell Elementary School on Route 112 in Worthington. The series is open to all residents of the Hilltown area. Participants do not need to be a patient at HCHC to join. The sessions are designed to assist adults with a variety of health issues including hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, cancer, depression, and diabetes. Participants discuss ways to reduce stress, how to deal with stressful emotions, planning for the future, locating and using community resources, building communication skills, and asking for help.
The My Life, My Health program is offered in Massachusetts through the Healthy Living Center for Excellence in Lawrence, MA. The program is continuously evaluated and research has shown that the program is extremely beneficial for those dealing with chronic diseases.
This series of workshops is offered in partnership with Highland Valley Elder Services.