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County Offices Collaborate to Offer FREE Chronic Disease Management Classes

Author: SuperUser Account/Tuesday, April 1, 2014/Categories: General

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Do you have an on-going health condition?

The Niagara County Department of Health, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging is offering free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops throughout the county for any individuals with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or arthritis. 

The first workshop will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Hall located at 2239 West Creek Road, Burt beginning Tuesday, April 8.  Another workshop will be held at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Boulevard, Niagara Falls beginning on Thursday, April 10.  The workshops consist of six consecutive weekly classes that run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This is a program with proven health benefits for people 60 years and older with any type of ongoing health condition.  The program is designed to complement the health care individuals may already be receiving.  The purpose of the free workshops is to help chronically ill persons enhance their skills and abilities to manage health, to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles and to feel better.  Program instructors encourage caregivers of chronically ill persons to consider attending too, as the program provides opportunities for caregivers to learn, share, and to support each other.

There is no cost to attend these classes. If you have an ongoing health condition such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure or chronic pain, or if you are a caregiver for someone with a chronic condition, please contact NY Connects through the Office for the Aging at (716) 438-3030 or the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division at (716) 278-1900 ( between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) to register for the class.

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