Several “Our Pathways to Health” workshops are planned in the coming months. These free workshops are designed for people who manage health conditions on a daily basis.
In a peer-led workshop environment, participants will learn how to better manage their symptoms, medications, diet and exercise, partner with their providers and develop meaningful goals in a private and supportive group setting. The workshops are once a week for six weeks. Family members and caregivers may also attend along with anyone living with a chronic health condition.
“Diabetes Self-Management” will be held Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Independent Practice Association, 2662 Harris St. in Eureka. Topics will include understanding blood sugar levels, managing stress, learning to set weekly goals, making diet work for you and working with providers.
“Chronic Health Conditions” will take place Fridays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Eel River Multigenerational Center, 2280 Newburg Road in Fortuna. Topics will include managing symptoms, dealing with negative emotions, managing medications, working with health care providers and communicating about chronic pain.
“Chronic Pain Self-Management” — for those with back pain, fibromyalgia, repetitive strain juries or any type of pain that demands your attention on a daily basis — is set for Saturdays, Jan. 19 to Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Humboldt IPA, 2662 Harris St. Topics will include understanding acute vs. chronic pain, active living techniques, medications and working with providers.
For more information or to enroll in one of the free workshops, call Our Pathways to Health at 707-267-9606.
Source : https://www.times-standard.com/2018/11/29/workshops-focus-on-pathways-to-health/269