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Living Well...Take Charge of Your Health

Do health problems cause you Fatigue? Pain? Frustration? If so, the Living Well Program is for you!

Living Well is a new Self-Management program to help people living with chronic health conditions. There are two levels of participation, as a Lay Leader or as a Student in one of the Living Well self- management Workshops.

What is a Lay Leader? A Lay Leader must have a chronic disease or live with someone who has a chronic condition, complete the four-day Lay Leader training provided and be willing to lead six-week workshops. Examples of chronic diseases are diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and lung disease or other conditions you have lived with for a long period of time.

Is it difficult to teach Living Well classes? No! Anyone who has basic reading skills and can follow a carefully designed script, speaking informally among peers, can do it. Our Master Trainers provide all of the training needed to lead Living Well workshops.

Chesapeake College and Queen Anne's Department of Aging are offering the next Lay Leader training November 2-5, 2009 from 9 am to 5 pm at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills Campus.

For more information call: Anne Slater 410-827-5810, or Jane Thomas 410-822-5400 ext. 300 at Chesapeake College.

Prefer to attend the "Living Well… Take Charge of Your Health" Workshops? Upper Shore Aging, Inc. in partnership with Chesapeake College is offering a free six-week workshop for people with chronic conditions modeled after the Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop from Stanford University.

The next workshop runs every Wednesday from October 7- November 11, 2009, 9 am to Noon at the Education Center of Medical Services Building at the Chester River Hospital Center.

For more information call: Anne Slater 410-827-5810, or Muriel Cole at 410-778-0831.

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