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Area 7 Agency schedules workshop

Thursday, July 9, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- Adults age 55-over with ongoing health conditions or caregivers of someone with ongoing health conditions are encouraged to attend an upcoming workshop provided by the Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled.

Living a Healthy Life Workshop will help those in need find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices and learn better ways to talk with doctors and family about health.

Staff with Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled have been trained and licensed by Stanford University to offer the course dealing with Chronic Disease Self Management.

The course is open to those who have chronic, long-term conditions including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, lung disease, emphysema, stroke, Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis as well as others.

The course is also open to friends, caregivers or relatives of persons with chronic disease.

The workshop is taught in six sessions taking place once a week for six weeks.

Two trained leaders will lead the sessions, which will last approximately two-and-a-half hours.

Cost is $10 per person and the fee covers participation in all six sessions and use of a book and relaxation CD.

Area 7 is offering the course at McMillan Adult Day Service, 486 1st St., Terre Haute, beginning July 21 and running for the next five Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m.

Parking is available in the lot on 6th Street east of the building.

For more information, call Patty Cannoy at 812-238-1561 Ext. 242 or toll-free at 1-800-489-1561 Ext. 242. To register, send check or money order made payable to West Central Indiana Economic Development District (WCIEDD), Inc., to Living a Health Life Workshop, Attn: Patty Cannoy, 1718 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, 47807.

Those interested may also bring payment to the office between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Registrations must be postmarked by July 17 and advance registration is required.

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