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Program helps people cope with chronic conditions
by Tribune Staff
Jul 01, 2011 | 505 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO -- In order to help people with chronic diseases manage symptoms and live a more healthful lifestyle, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center offers a free, six-week Chronic Disease Self Management Program.

The program, “Healthy Aging: Up2Me,” was created through a partnership with the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno. The next series of workshops begins at 9 a.m. on July 14 at the Neil Road Recreation Center at 3925 Neil Road in Reno.

“This program is a life-changing resource for people in our community coping with chronic conditions,” said Susan Harris, MS, MA, coordinator of the Gerontology Academic program at the Sanford Center for Aging. “Sanford Center for Aging is proud to have such incredible partners like Saint Mary’s who make valuable programs like this possible.”

The Chronic Disease Self-Management program is offered to individuals age 55 or older who have a chronic condition such as arthritis, heart or lung conditions, high blood pressure, cancer or other chronic diseases. The weekly classes will teach participants how to manage their diet and exercise, set personal goals and learn how to communicate health concerns with their physician. Additionally, all participants will receive a copy of the book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” upon completion of the program.

The program is offered through a series of workshops taught by certified trainers. For more information or to register, call 770-7100 or visitwww.saintmarysreno.org/Classes_And_Events/index.
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