2018-01-10 / News

Living Well chronic disease self-management program

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center, in collaboration with the Berkeley County Health Department, is offering a program for those dealing with chronic disease.

Living Well, a chronic disease self-management program, is a six-session workshop designed to help individuals coping with one or more chronic diseases learn to take day-to-day responsibility for their care, increase the skills necessary to manage their disease and work effectively with their health care professional. In addition, participants will learn problem-solving and decision-making skills which enable them to confront the challenges of living with a chronic illness.

A new workshop begins January 31 and meets every Wednesday through March 7 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Senior Center, 217 North High Street in Martinsburg. The registration deadline is January 26.

The weekly workshops are two hour sessions, and each participant receives a book on healthy living.

Living Well is free and open to those with one or more chronic conditions. Everyone can benefit from learning the skills to coordinate all the activities needed to manage their health, as well as help them maintain a full and active life.

Those with the following chronic conditions are encouraged to participate: heart disease, lung disease, arthritis, stroke, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome or asthma.

To register or for more information, contact Dana M. DeJarnett at 304-264-1287, ext. 31814.

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