Story last updated at 7/1/2009 - 11:57 am
KLAWOCK - Do you or a loved one have a chronic disease, such as arthritis, diabetes or heart disease, and do you feel limited by it? Do you feel like you're spending too much time with the doctor or at the hospital? The Living Well Alaska workshops will teach you how to self-manage your disease so you start to feel better.
The SEARHC Diabetes and Health Promotion programs at the Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock, the Southeast Senior Services Klawock Senior Center and the State of Alaska Chronic Disease Self-Management Program are sponsoring a series of six free weekly Living Well Alaska workshops on Tuesday mornings for Prince of Wales Island residents. The Living Well Alaska workshops take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3 at the Klawock Senior Center second-floor reading room, 465 Summit St.
These workshops are for people and their families who have arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, lung disease and/or any other chronic conditions that require constant care. Participants will learn how to manage their symptoms; get started with healthy eating and exercise; communicate effectively with their doctor and health care team, manage their fear, anger and frustration; make daily tasks easier; and get more out of life.
For details, contact Alicia Roberts Medical Center Diabetes Case Manager Julie Sturtevant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 755-4975, or call Southeast Senior Services Klawock Senior Center Service Coordinator Beverlee Tyner at (907) 755-2388. You can learn more about the classes and download a brochure at hss.state.ak.us/dph/chronic/smp/.