Free Workshop for People with Chronic Health Conditions
Satellite Beach Fire-Rescue Department has partnered with the Senior Resource Alliance-Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida, The State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Aging Matters in Brevard to offer the free Living Healthy: Chronic Disease Self-management Program. The six-week workshop will be held at Fire-Rescue Headquarters in Satellite Beach and will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 13 through October 18.
The workshop is designed for people living with ongoing or chronic health conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and others.
Participants will receive support from trained leaders and other workshop participants, learn practical ways to manage their pain and fatigue, learn about nutrition and exercise options, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to communicate about their conditions.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a spouse, family member or friend to the workshop with them. The goal is to help people and better manage health conditions and deal with the frustration that can accompany a chronic disease. Past participants report having increased energy, less stress, more confidence and fewer doctors’ visits as a result of taking the Living Healthy workshop.
“Participants also benefit from meeting other people in the workshop who are dealing with the same type of issues and knowing they are not alone in how they’re feeling,” notes Lauren Benoit, Health and Wellness Program Manager for Senior Resource Alliance.
Fire-Rescue Headquarters, 1390 South Patrick Dr, Satellite Beach. To register, contact Lauren Benoit at 407-514-1806 or [email protected].