Clackamas County offers course on living with chronic conditions
Clackamas County is offering a free six-week online workshop series on "living your best life with chronic conditions."
A maximum of eight people will take each course while using their own devices or computers equipped with camera and audio on Zoom.
Facilitators of the workshop will provide techniques to help manage conditions during workshop sessions running from 1:30-4 p.m. on Thursdays, March 4 through April 8.
The workshop will cover how to:
1. Use positive thinking, breathing and relaxation techniques
2. Deal with depression, anger, fear and frustration
3. Develop healthy eating habits and food choices
4. Find the level of activity right for you
5. Communicate effectively with others
6. Manage medications and work with a health care team
7. Brainstorm solutions to challenges and barriers
8. Make weekly action plans
9. Discover pain-management options
If you're not sure if this is for you, you can learn more at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 during an introductory gathering through Zoom.
Course participants receive a complimentary "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" resource book to keep.
Chronic Disease Self-Management is an evidence-based program designed by Stanford University and sponsored by Clackamas County Social Services and AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP.
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