MINONG -- Adults with long-term health issues learn how to become more confident managing their health in Living Well with Chronic Conditions. The six-week researched and proven class is designed for adults with an ongoing health problem that impacts daily living.

β€œA chronic condition is any medical diagnosis you need to manage on an ongoing basis,” said Peggy Schmidt, Health Promotions Coordinator, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Rusk, Barron and Washburn Counties. β€œIt could be anything from anxiety to rheumatoid arthritis. This researched and proven course provides tools for health management and reduces emergency department visits by 27%.”

The course provides information and advice on everything from stress management and relaxation techniques to communicating with your family and medical team about your disease. Adults of all ages are welcome to attend to learn to take charge life with arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, or any other chronic health challenges.

The next session is scheduled:

  • Day: Thursdays, July 12-August 30 (no class Aug 16th)
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Minong Community Center, 212 W 5th St, Minong, WI

Registration required by July 9. Suggested donation is $10, scholarships may be available. To register or for more information, contact Peggy Schmidt at the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-532-6225 or margaret.schmidt@co.barron.wi.us or visit www.adrcconnections.org.

The ADRC of Barron, Rusk and Washburn Counties helps people live independently and stretch their money. Free, confidential consultations provide unbiased information about local resources for individuals ages 60 +, adults with disabilities and caregivers.

Contact: Kim Cobb, Resource Specialist, kim.cobb@co.barron.wi.us, 715-537-6225



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