A free workshop, starting on Feb. 7 at Mount Canaan Baptist Church, can help those struggling with long-term illness or disease and enable them to take charge of their health.
The Better Choices, Better Health workshop is a six-week program designed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. The program will meet from 9:30 a.m.-noon each week at Mount Canaan Baptist Church starting on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and runs through Tuesday, March 13.
“The Better Choices, Better Health workshop teaches participants how to manage their health more successfully,” said Richie Johnson, Chronic Disease Self Management program coordinator.
“The workshop teaches participants practical strategies and tools in dealing with pain and fatigue, improving nutrition and exercise choices, understanding different treatment options, and how to discuss health issues with family members and health care providers.”
The Better Choices, Better Health workshop is free and open to both caregivers and those with chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, COPD, chronic pain, depression, or any other chronic condition.
Each workshop meets for 2.5 hours per week for six weeks in community centers, churches, libraries, and senior centers in the Greater Chattanooga regional area and are facilitated by two leaders, one or both of whom live with an ongoing health problem.
Workshops are sponsored by the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability, which is a program of the Southeast Tennessee Development District.
Mount Canaan Baptist Church is at 2800 North Chamberlain Ave. in Downtown Chattanooga. For more information or to register, contact Richie Johnson at 424-4205 or email@example.com.
For more information call 424-4291 or visit www.developmentdistrict.com.