Published DateLACONIA – A six-week workshop to learn about the realities of living with chronic health conditions will begin Monday.
The program, titled Better Choices, Better Health is being presented by LRGHealthcare Community Educator Melissa Rizzo and Franklin Area VNA Wanda Belyea. Monday's session will be held at at Franklin Regional Hospital from 10 a.m. to noon and will continue through Monday, May 13.
The definition of a chronic condition is a health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. The term chronic is typically applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. This can include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions that a person lives with on a daily or weekly basis, and which significantly limit day-to-day activities.
Rizzo and Belyea say their goal is to provide information to help participants learn skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, as well as learn ways to set weekly goals, and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life.
A $25 donation is appreciated, but not required.
Questions about the workshop and registration can be directed to the LRGHealthcare Education Services offices at 603-527-7120.