Happening nearby: Center for Healthy Living hosts ‘Living Well with Chronic Conditions’ workshop

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HealthyLivingLogoIf one of your upcoming New Year’s Resolutions is to be healthier in the New Year, then consider the Center For Healthy Living’s upcoming Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop.

The workshop will be offered at the Center for Healthy Living at 4100 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Lynnwood beginning on Jan. 21

This 6-week series meets on six Wednesdays, Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 1 – 3:30 p.m. and teaches skills that help people manage chronic health conditions and live their best life.

Workshop topics include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Safe physical activity
  • Stress management
  • Managing medications
  • Communication
  • Working with your health care providers
  • Goal setting and problem-solving

Workshop participants report that they feel healthier, they lead more active lives, have less depression and a better health-related quality of life.¹

Chronic health conditions are costly representing 84 percent of the US annual healthcare expenditures according to the Centers for Disease Control.

This unprecedented growth in the older population together with the financial burden of chronic health conditions creates the perfect health care storm. Addressing chronic conditions requires strategies that go beyond the traditional model of getting care. Stanford University School of Medicine developed the CDSME, the gold-standard strategy that empowers individuals with chronic health conditions to manage their health and improve the quality of their lives.

There is no charge for the workshop and the course handbook. Family members, friends and caregivers are encouraged to enroll. To enroll or for more information call 425-265-2283.

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