Living Well with Chronic Conditions, a six-week workshop series designed to help community members manage their long-term health issues effectively, will be offered on Wednesdays beginning Aug. 7 in Blount County. Chronic conditions of those attending may include asthma, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, sleep apnea or fibromyalgia among others.

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 and leading a fuller and better life despite having a chronic condition.

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, the Blount Health Department and University of Tennessee Extension will be offering a free Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop. The Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program is conducted by two leaders certified by Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainers. 

Classes will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St. Maryville. For more information, or to sign up for the program, contact Mary Beth Lima, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, UT/TSU Extension Blount County at 865-982-6430 ext. 4 or Cassie Wanamaker, Public Health Educator, Blount County Health Department at 865-983-4582 ext. 3588.

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