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Registrations are Open for a Free Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop in East Jordan ~
To help seniors become better self-managers of chronic health conditions, the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (AAANM), the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging and Michigan State University-Extension are offering several free Healthy Aging workshops in northern Michigan.
A Chronic Pain PATH workshop offered in Charlevoix County will take place on Monday mornings beginning April 23 at the East Jordan Senior Center. Developed by Stanford University, Chronic Pain PATH provides information and techniques to cope with the challenges associated with chronic pain. The free, six-session workshop is for adults living with chronic pain (such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and back pain) and their family caregivers.
Chronic Pain PATH Workshop
East Jordan Senior Center
951 Mill Street, East Jordan, MI 49727
Mondays, 9:30 am-12:00 noon, April 23-June 4, 2018 (skip May 28)
Each 2 ½ hour session focuses on self-management tools to:
- Manage symptoms through planning and pacing, and using your mind
- Exercise safely, at a pace that’s right for YOU to help reduce frustration and fatigue
- Improve problem-solving, decision-making and communications
- Make action plans based on YOUR goals
Through weekly goal-setting activities, participants become more active and more confident that they can manage their health. PATH is taught by trained and certified leaders who understand chronic illness and have a personal connection to chronic pain.
To achieve the full benefit of Chronic Pain PATH, please plan to attend all six workshops. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-442-1713 for more information or to register, or register online www.aaanm.org/workshop-registration.