Rockland sets series on chronic conditions
Are you living with a chronic condition like arthritis, cancer, heart problems or diabetes? Register now for one of the Rockland County Department of Health's free six-week Living Well Workshop Series, which aim to show residents how to manage chronic health problems.
The workshop on chronic conditions runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, from Oct. 2 to Nov. 6 at the Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage.
Those diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes can sign up for the Living Well with Diabetes 6-Week Workshop Series. This series runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18 at Kings Daughter's Public Library, 10 West Ramapo Rd., Garnerville
Two trained leaders (one or both of whom are living with a chronic disease themselves) will conduct the six-week workshop series. Topics include staying fit, understanding your medication and treatments, learning how to communicate effectively with your doctor, improving how you feel by following some easy healthy food guidelines, thinking positive, and making an action plan. In addition to these topics, the Living Well with Diabetes Workshop Series covers understanding diabetes, keeping track of your blood sugar and taking care of your skin and feet.
All workshop participants will receive a copy of the companion book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and the relaxation disc "A Time for Healing."
The Living Well Workshop Series is open to the public. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, contact the Health Department at 845-364-2501.