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Anne Arundel County Offers free Chronic Disease Management Class

Department of Aging and Disabilities Sponsors Classes

 

Annapolis, MD (September 1, 2015) –– University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center will host a free chronic disease self-management class.  “Living Well with Chronic Conditions,” a free, six week class sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, will begin September 16th, 2015, from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.

 

This self-management workshop is for adults with any chronic condition.  A chronic condition can be defined by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain or any other medical condition that can cause suffering and loss over an extended period of time.  This workshop will teach coping methods for stress and anxiety as well as appropriate exercise methods, nutrition, medication usage, and how to communicate with physicians. 

 

The workshop is a six week program meeting on Wednesday afternoons beginning September 16th and ending October 21st.  Classes meet once a week for 2 ½ hours.  Classes meet in the main hospital building at 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, MD, in the lower level Radiology Conference Room.

 

Class size is limited to 20 individuals.  A free, 380 page textbook is included.  Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

           

To register, please visit:  http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/Living_Well_Series.cfm

For more information, please contact the Living Well Coordinator at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366 ext 3081.

 

Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Pam Toomey at 410-222-4366 ext. 3081, or by e-mail at [email protected] at least seven days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.   

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