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Department of Aging and Disabilities Offering Two Free Workshops at AAMC this Spring
03/25/2014

Annapolis, MD (March 25, 2014) – Two free workshops: “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” and “Living Well with Diabetes” are being offered again this Spring by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD.  Adults 18 and older are welcome to attend.

    
A chronic condition can be anything from high blood pressure to arthritis, COPD, heart disease, obesity and/or chronic pain.  The “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” workshop teaches participants how to manage the symptoms that go along with a chronic disease, such as stress, anxiety, fatigue and pain.  This workshop also focuses on appropriate exercise techniques, as well as nutrition, medication usage and how to communicate more effectively with physicians. This workshop teaches participants how to regain control of their lives.  Registration is underway now.  The workshop will be held in Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Belcher Pavilion, 2000 Medical Parkway.  The “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” workshop will take place  Wednesday afternoons beginning April 16.  Classes will be held April 16, 23, 30, May 14, 21, 28 (no class May 7) from 1 – 3:30 pm.  Attendance at all 6 sessions is highly encouraged.
  
“Living Well with Diabetes” is appropriate for participants with pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.  This program teaches participants how to manage their blood sugar levels as well as provides information about reading nutrition labels, counting carbohydrates, appropriate exercise, and symptoms associated with both high and low blood sugar levels.  Registration is underway now.  The workshop will be held in Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Belcher Pavilion, 2000 Medical Parkway.  The “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop will be held Tuesday mornings beginning April 15.  Classes will be held April 15, 22, 29,  May 6, 13 and May 20 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.
    
Workshop space is limited.  To register, contact Pam Toomey, Living Well Coordinator, at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366, Ext. 3081, or go online to www.aacounty.org/aging and scroll down to the Living Well workshop series information.


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