TERRE HAUTE -- Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled has been trained and licensed by Stanford University to offer community courses on Chronic Disease Self Management.
This course is open to those who have chronic, long-term conditions such as, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, lung disease, emphysema, stroke, Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis as well as many others.
The course is also open to friends, caregivers and/or relatives of persons with chronic diseases.
Adults over 18 can benefit from the skills taught in this workshop.
Two trained leaders teach The Living a Healthy Life workshop in six weekly two-and-a-half hour sessions. The cost is $10 per person, and covers participation in all six sessions and use of a book and relaxation CD.
Area 7 is offering a daytime course at the Main Branch of the Vigo County Public Library, Mondays, 9-30 a.m. until noon on Nov. 3, 10, 17 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15.
Early evening courses will take place in the Conference Room at Area 7/WCIEDD, Inc., 1718 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, on Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m., on Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
People interested in enrolling in either course or who have questions, contact Gloria Wetnight at (812) 238-1561, Ext. 240 or toll free at 1-800-489-1561, Ext. 240. To register by mail, send a check or money order made payable to WCIEDD, Inc., to: CDSMP, P.O. Box 359, Terre Haute, Ind., 47808-0359. Include your name, address, contact number and which workshop you wish to attend (morning at Vigo County Public Library or evening at Area 7/WCIEDD, Inc.). Advance registration is required and mailed registrations must be postmarked by Oct. 31. Please register early; as workshops may be cancelled if a minimum number of persons do not pre-register.
These training sessions are provided by Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled/WCIEDD, Inc., with a grant from the National Council on Aging in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana FSSA Division of Aging, the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging and Community and the Indiana Minority Health Coalition.