‘Living Well’ class coming to Rushford

Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota will be offering a Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop series beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Good Shepherd Community Center, 800 Home Street in Rushford.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a free six-week program designed by Stanford University for people who have chronic conditions, or live with someone who does.

A chronic condition is any health problem that is long term. This includes arthritis, heart disease, depression, obesity, anxiety, diabetes and more. During the six-week session, participants receive support from trained leaders and other workshop participants. They learn effective techniques on how to deal with pain, frustration, fatigue and emotions. Additional topics include exercise, healthy eating, better ways to communicate about their condition with doctors and family members, problem-solving and goal-setting. It is open to anyone over the age of 18.

The goal is to help people better manage their health conditions and live a healthy life.

Participants also benefit from meeting other people with similar challenges and learning how they cope. Past participants report increased energy, reduced stress, more self-confidence, and feeling in control as a result of taking the Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop

The six-week class will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and will continue through Nov. 21.  Participants will meet each Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Good Shepherd Community Center.  Space is limited so please pre-register. 

Brenda Zeibell and Jan Abramson will be leading the class.

For more information or to register, contact Tina Kerns at 507-251-0520  or tkerns@ccsomn.org.  Online registration is available at www.ccsomn.org.