Pomperaug Health District Offers FREE Live Well Workshop at Oxford Senior Center

Pomperaug Health District Offers FREE  Live Well Workshop at Oxford Senior Center

Area residents are invited to join a new “Live Well workshop at the Oxford Senior Center, 10 Old Church Road, Oxford, every Wednesday from 2 to 4:30 pm, August 22 through September 26, 2018.
The nationally-recognized, evidence-based Live Well series, developed by Stanford University, teaches a broad range of topics, including: mindfulness; exercise and nutrition; proper usage of medications; and alternative pain management strategies. Adults grappling with any ongoing health condition, including asthma, diabetes, substance use disorder, or hypertension, are encouraged to register. Caregivers are also invited to register and attend the six-week session.
Live Well classes are interactive: participants are guided through brainstorming and problem-solving sessions, through which they learn effective communication strategies for partnering with health care providers, caregivers, and family members. Pain management is addressed, along with ways to break the chronic disease symptom cycle of depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, and stress.
Coordinated by Western CT Area Agency on Aging, and the State of CT Department of Public Health and the State of CT Unit on Aging, Live Well is taught by trained facilitators, and funding is provided by CT Community Foundation.
All course materials are provided free of charge. Participants who complete five of the six weekly sessions will receive a $25.00 Stop & Shop gift card. Participants must be members of the Oxford Senior Center: in order to join the Senior Center, please call 203-881-5231, ext. 0. The annual membership fee is $3 for Oxford residents and $7 for non-residents.
Space is limited for the Live Well series, and pre-registration is required: please call Pomperaug District Department of Health at 203-264-9616, extension 0.
For more information, please visit: www.cthealthyliving.org or www.pddh.org.