Oswego Health Offers Two Classes to Assist Those With Chronic Diseases

OSWEGO – Learn how to conquer your chronic condition by attending one of Oswego Health’s two free evidence-based programs to be offered this summer.

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Oswego Health Nurse Educators Sarah Wansink and Lorie Greeney, right

The classes will be taught by Oswego Health Nurse Educators, who are certified to teach the programs.

All course materials will be provided.

“The community members who take advantage of these classes tell us that they are life changing and offer useful information,” said instructor Lori Greeney. “The participants also realize they aren’t alone in facing these health issues and by the end of a session, there is great camaraderie among those in the group.”

Chronic Disease Self-Management

A healthy living class on chronic disease self-management will be held at Oswego Hospital, beginning June 26 and running every Tuesday through August 8 with no class on July 3.

These sessions will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria conference room of the hospital.

The program developed by Stanford University, is designed to help those with any chronic disease, such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes to improve their health status.

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.

Diabetes Self-Management

This class will be held beginning July 11 and running through August 22 in the conference room of the Central Square Medical Center.

Class sessions are from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

This program is designed to help participants improve their health status and better manage their Type 2 Diabetes.

Topics covered include healthy eating, menu planning, preventing low blood sugar, physical activity, strategies for dealing with sick days, dealing with difficult emotions, among others.

Participants will also learn goal setting techniques, decision making skills and communication skills.

Those taking part in the programs will be provided a free workbook and healthy snacks at each class session.

Those who complete either class will be given a $20 Price Chopper gift card, courtesy of the Rural Health Network of Oswego County.

To register for either one of the classes or if you have questions, please call 315-349-5513.