Free wellness class being offered in Spring Gro

A new class through Active Aging Programs is being offered in Spring Grove to those living with chronic conditions seeking to better manage life.

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 workshop

The six-week class will be on Tuesdays, Oct. 8, through Nov. 12. Participants will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 203 E. Main Street in Spring Grove. Materials, as well as light refreshments, will be provided. Space is limited, so please pre-register. This class is sponsored by Active Aging Programs with Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota.

For more information, or to register, contact Sue Degallier at 507-450-0287 or sdegallier@ccsomn.org. Online registration is available at www.ccsomn.org.