Learn About “Living with Chronic Health Conditions”

September 19th in P-Town - Helping our Women and Healthy Living Cape Cod

At Helping Our Women (HOW) we know it can be difficult to find the time to take care of ourselves. On Thursday, September 19th at 3:00pm Healthy Living Cape Cod will discuss “Living with Chronic Health Conditions” in the HOW offices at 34 Conwell Street in Provincetown. This session is a preview of an upcoming program to support health choices entitled, “My Life, My Health”.

My Life, My Health is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program offered by Healthy Living Cape Cod, developed by Stanford University. Participants are adults experiencing chronic health conditions such as: hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease and diabetes. Family members, friends and caregivers can also participate. The program provides information and teaches practical skills on managing chronic health problems. The overall goal is to enable participants to build self-confidence to assume an active role in maintaining their health and managing their chronic health conditions.

Healthy Living Cape Cod offers programs for individuals that are 18 or older who are living with or care for someone who has a chronic health condition.  Future topics may include: appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance, stress management, nutrition, appropriate use of medications or decision-making and problem-solving.

Call HOW at (508) 487-4357 for additional information. Transportation is available for HOW clients.

For over 25 years, HOW has built a strong system of supportive services to meet the needs and empower women with chronic, life threatening or disabling medical conditions living in Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham.  HOW also provides advocacy, referrals and resources to all community members.  To learn more about HOW visit www.helpingourwomen.org.

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