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Sevier County Health Department & UT Extension Offering Free Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshops

Free Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshops Offered

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a 6-week workshop series designed to help community members manage their long-term health issues effectively. Chronic conditions of those attending may include asthma, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, sleep apnea, or fibromyalgia among others. If you or anyone you care for has a chronic disease, consider attending this series which is designed to address issues including:

  • Finding effective and healthy ways to deal with pain and fatigue
  • Helping to establish better nutrition and exercise choices in your life
  • Discovering new treatment options
  • Managing side effects
  • Communicating with your health care professional effectively
  • Leading a fuller and better life despite having a chronic condition

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, the Sevier County Health Department and University of Tennessee Extension will be offering a free Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop. Two leaders certified by Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainers conduct the Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program. Participants are encouraged to actively contribute to the sessions and work together to find solutions and set healthy goals. Classes will be held every Wednesday until September 9, 2015 at the Sevier County Senior Center, 1220 West Main Street in Sevierville, Tenn. from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

For more information, or to sign up for the program, please contact the Senior Center or Linda Hyder with UT Extension at (865) 453-3695 or [email protected]

About UT Extension - Sevier County

UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. It is a statewide educational organization, funded by federal, state and local governments, that brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work. Sevier News Messenger distributes UT Extension news as a courtesy. UT Extension - Sevier County can be found at https://extension.tennessee.edu/Sevier