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updated 2:24 PM UTC, May 26, 2017

Living Well With Chronic Conditions Workshop

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
  • Published in News

Living Well With Chronic Conditions (LWWCC) workshop is to begin on Tuesday, May 2nd from 12:30pm to 3:00pm and will be held at the New Lunda Community Center.

There is no cost for registration. Developed at Stanford University, the LWWCC workshop meets for 2½ hours a week for six weeks. LWWCC is a high-level evidence-based workshop for people who have one or more chronic conditions. A chronic condition is an on-going health problem or disease such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and other long-term problems. Classes are highly participative. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health condition to maintain active and fulfilling lives. It is facilitated by two trained leaders in a classroom style, but most of the learning comes from sharing and helping others with similar challenges.

Workshops are best for anyone who:
• Has, or lives with someone who has, one or more chronic conditions
• Is living in a home or apartment; and
• Is not suffering from dementia

Living Well benefits:
• Improved general health (as reported by participants)
• Fewer days of hospitalization
• Fewer out-patient health care visits
• Cost savings of approximately 10:1

There needs to be at least ten people for the workshops to be effective. At this time, we have one person registered. If we are unable to get enough participants signed up in the next two weeks, this workshop will be cancelled and would then be looking at offering it again in August or September. People can register for the workshop by contacting Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers at 715-284-7058.

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