2015 April – Health News

2015 April – Health News

WELLNESS CORNER by Sue Hoeffner

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop
April 13–May 18

If you or someone you care for has a chronic health condition (i.e. heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and/or other physical and mental health conditions), this class series may be for you! The Living Well workshops, developed by Stanford University, can help you take charge of your life by giving you the tools needs to self-manage your health and wellness. This FREE workshop will be meeting weekly for 2 ½ hours each week for 6 weeks beginning on April 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each participant will also receive a FREE handbook. The classes will be facilitated by Marilyn Johnson, RN and Sue Hoeffner, RN, both trained Living Well facilitators.

In this class, you will learn to:

  • Control your pain
  • Deal with fatigue
  • Start an activity program
  • Handle stress and relax
  • Use medications effectively
  • Solve problems and meet personal goals
  • Make choices about your treatment
  • Eat well to live well

If you are interested in participating in this workshop or have a question regarding it, please leave a message for Sue in the Parish Nurse office at 695-1221, ext. 28. Community members are also welcome to participate.

Christian Women’s Cancer Support Group at TLC

Is cancer a part of your life story? If you desire Christian sister fellowship and support with those who understand your journey, please plan to join us for this monthly gathering. We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month in Trinity’s conference room, 9:30-11:00 a.m. for brunch, fellowship, and education. This group is open to any women, TLC members or not, who wish to share and receive support and encouragement. Our April meeting will be on Saturday, April 18th.