Monday, May 30, 2016

Griffin Hospital Offers Help with Controlling Chronic Conditions

DERBY - Griffin Hospital will host a free six-week workshop starting July 11 to help individuals diagnosed from chronic conditions take back control of their lives.
The Live Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop provides health information and strategies to help those with chronic conditions like diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, and pain and anxiety increase their energy and take control of their health.
Along with clinical care, participants will learn ways to cope with difficult emotions, depression, and stress/anxiety, reduce pain, improve mobility, increase energy, increase physical activity, eat healthier, use medications appropriately, and solve everyday problems and communicate effectively with family and health care providers.
The workshop will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. on Mondays from July 11 to Aug. 15 at the hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby.
The Live Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop is sponsored by the Connecticut Dept. of Social Services Aging Services Division, Connecticut Dept. of Public Health and Griffin Hospital.
To register, call Esther Jones at Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program at 203-732-1523.
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

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