Workshop Focuses on Managing Chronic Conditions

The York County Area Agency on Aging will be offering a free six-week workshop series called “Better Choices, Better Health” for people with chronic diseases and their caregivers.

The new evening workshop series will be held on Tuesdays, beginning February 19 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Penn State Extension Offices located in the York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road in Springettsbury Township.

Chronic diseases are ongoing health problems and include arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and others. The goal of Better Choices, Better Health is to help people better manage their wide range of symptoms and conditions.

Led by trained instructors, participants will address topics such as stress reduction, dealing with distressful emotions, planning for the future, locating and using community resources and building communication skills.

The series’ effectiveness is the process by which the program is taught. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

For more information or to register for the free evening workshop series contact the Agency on Aging at (717) 771-9610 or 1-800-632-9073.

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