OSWEGO, NY – Residents can learn how to better manage their chronic condition during a free, six-week program that is being taught by experienced health educators.
Oswego Health is offering the free workshops developed by Stanford University.
The classes will be held Tuesdays, starting August 4 and ending September 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oswego Salvation Army, located at 72 W. Second St.
This program is designed to help those with any chronic disease, such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes to improve their health status through its living healthy workshops.
The workshops will cover nutrition and exercise, as well as how to get support, deal with pain and fatigue and talk with your physician and family members about your condition.
Participants will learn goal setting techniques and establish a step-by-step plan to improve their health.
Caregivers of those with chronic diseases are also welcome to take part in the classes.
“This program provides participants with the knowledge and skills that truly empower them to make lifestyle changes to improve their chronic disease management,” said Susan Callaway, RN, who is one of the peer leaders.
Those taking part in the program will be provided a free workbook and healthy snacks at each class session.
To register or if you have questions, please call 349-5513.