If you're coping with an ongoing health condition, a six-week self-management workshop, Living Well in Idaho, is being offered in Mountain Home from Saturday Aug. 18 through Sept. 22.
The program is offered through Elmore Medical Center's Center for Community Health as a free service.
Developed by Stanford University, the six-week workshop offers participants support as they discuss and learn how to take control of their lives by actively managing their health. The program covers topics such as physical activity, stress relief, nutrition, communicating with family and doctors about your health, and more.
Coordinated by the Center for Community Health, the six-week workshop is free to attend and will take place every Saturday evening from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Mountain Home Senior Center. Participants are encouraged to attend all six weeks for maximum health benefits. Each session is approximately two and a half hours long.
Past participants report having more energy, less fatigue, fewer hospitalizations and fewer visits to their physician as a result of completing the workshop.
"Living Well in Idaho is a good resource for people on limited incomes who make frequent visits to their doctor for concerns related to their ongoing health issues," a spokesperson for the program said.
The workshop is helpful for people of all ages with health concerns such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, lung disease, arthritis, stroke, depression, anxiety, or other issues.
Family members, friends and caretakers are also invited to participate. The workshop is interactive in nature, allowing participants to receive support from others with similar conditions.
The program is provided with funding from the Ensign Foundation.
The Mountain Home Senior Center is located at 1000 N. 3rd East St.
For more information, contact the Center for Community Health office at 587-8401 ext. 261.