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Oswego Health to Offer Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Oswego Health is offering free workshops for community members who want to better manage their chronic conditions.

The free, six-week program developed by Stanford University will be held Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. beginning January 14 at the Pontiac Terrace Apartments on West First Street in Oswego.

This program is designed to help those with arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes 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.

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

Teaching the class will be Rachael Baglia, RN, of Oswego Health’s community health services department.

Baglia took part in specialized training in order to instruct the program.

To register, or if you have questions, please call 349-5513 by January 7.