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Kaweah Delta Announces Free 'Better Living' Workshops

 


Kaweah Delta Health Care District is offering a free workshop to help people learn how to better manage their health. The workshop is designed for those with ongoing health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma and other chronic conditions.

Topics include dealing with difficult emotions, managing symptoms, goal setting, problem solving, nutrition, understanding medications, making informed treatment decisions, and increasing strength and stamina through better fitness.

The workshop was developed by Dr. Kate Lorig at Stanford University. Participants demonstrate significant improvements in the areas covered. They also report fewer hospitalizations and outpatient visits.

The Empowerment for Better Living workshop will be held once a week for six weeks at the newly opened Chronic Disease Management Center, 325 Willis St. in Visalia. The center will host the workshop four times this year:

• February 10 – March 16 (Wednesdays)

• April 5 – May 10 (Tuesdays)

• July 12 – August 16 (Tuesdays)

• October 4 – November 8 (Tuesdays)

An Empowerment for Better Living workshop will also be offered at The Lifestyle Center, 5105 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia, on Thursdays from February 4 to March 10.

All workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To register for the workshops offered at the Chronic Disease Management Center, call (559) 624-4080. To register for workshops at The Lifestyle Center, call (559) 624-3448.

For more information, visit http://www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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