What is meant by Chronic Condition? What is a Self What does the Workshop Chronic conditions may cause you Management Workshop? Cover? to lose physical conditioning and What you do about something is suffer problems over many years. largely determined by how you You will learn how to: think about it. Some of the best • Manage your symptoms Some examples of chronic self managers are people who • Communicate with your doctor conditions are arthritis, heart • Lessen your frustration think of their illness as a path. problems, asthma, stroke, pain, This path, like any path, goes up • Fight fatigue cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and down. The Living Well with • Make daily tasks easier obesity, high blood pressure and Chronic Conditions workshop • Live a healthier life emphysema. In contrast, acute will help you learn the skills to • Much more! conditions are short lived, and travel this path, such as: with prompt, effective treatment • Dealing with the illness you can usually return to normal • Continuing your normal life health quickly. • Handling your emotions A chronic condition is one that many people must learn to live Who Can Attend? with for many years. The Living The Living Well with Chronic Well with Chronic Conditions Self Conditions workshop is for Management workshop helps you individuals who have one or more learn how to manage your chronic condition. A friend, caregiver, or relative is welcome to symptoms so you can get the most The workshop meets for 2½ attend the course along with the out of life. hours, once per week for six person who has a chronic weeks. It is facilitated by two condition. They too will benefit trained leaders in a workshop from the problem-solving skills style, but most of the learning related to managing a chronic comes from sharing and helping condition. others with similar challenges. Where Is the Workshop Available? Location: UW-Extension Get the Most Office, 212 River Drive, out of Life! Wausau. Dates: Tuesdays, September 25 – October 30 Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Facilitators: Jennifer Berna And Peggy Kurth Address: Attendance at every 1000 Lakeview Drive session is highly Wausau, WI 54403 encouraged. With Chronic Conditions: A Self-Management Workshop 220 3rd Ave So. Suite 1 To register, call: Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 (715) 261-6070 or toll free 300 S Peach St, Suite 1 (888) 486-9545 Marshfield, WI 54449 You Can Have a Telephone: (715) 261-6070 Chronic Condition Toll Free the Cost? What is (888)486-9545 http://w www.adrc.co.marathon.wi.us and Still Do the $25.00 for the six week class. Only $3.30 a week! Things You Love!