- Category: Health
CONWAY — The next six-week workshop series "Better Choices, Better Health" starts July 6 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the offices of the Visiting Nurse Service in North Conway.
The series is sponsored by Memorial Hospital and Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice.
"Better Choices, Better Health program is a peer supported workshop designed to help you and your family better understand how a chronic health condition (such as but not limited to diabetes, COPD, arthritis, Parkinson's osteoporosis, high blood pressure, anxiety and heart disease) impacts everyone in the family," said a press release. "Life is an exciting journey, and having a chronic condition should not get in the way of doing the things you want to do. Take charge and regain control of your life."
Those who have completed the program have discovered new ways to control their symptoms, their anxiety about their disease process, their fears about the future, and ways to improve their communication skills so that their families better understand what is going on and office visits and treatment plans are more productive.
"Mutual support from participants and personal experiences in dealing with a chronic condition can provide invaluable insight and support to others in the group," said the press release. "Family members are encouraged to attend as well, and they too will discover the value of the program. Program results show that people who understand and take control of their chronic conditions are happier and healthier along with an improved sense of self-confidence."
Preregistration is requested for the upcoming series. Contact Joan Lanoie at Memorial Hospital at (603) 356-5461 Ext. 2291 to register or for more information.