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Two ways to improve your health this spring

Workshops for healthy eating and managing chronic pain start in May

The Healthy Living Program at LifePath offers free workshops for people who want to take control of their health. Workshops take place from weekly for six weeks and are led by local volunteer leaders. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.

To learn more or register for either workshop, contact Marcus Chiaretto, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, at 413-773-5555 x2304, 978-544-2259 x2305 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Healthy Living workshopHealthy Living workshops offer a chance to learn about ways to improve your health in a supportive group.

With a “Chronic Pain Self-Management” workshop, you can take control of your pain.

If you or your loved one is experiencing chronic pain, check out the Chronic Pain Self-Management, starting May 10 and ending June 14, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., at the Greenfield Senior Center. This workshop will show you ways to become an active participant in your pain treatment – engaging in problem-solving, pacing, decision-making, and taking actions to manage your pain.

Interested in learning how nutrition can improve your health? Sign up for “Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults.”

The workshop starts on May 25, 2017, and takes place from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the YMCA in Greenfield through June 29. You’ll learn about healthy eating habits and how to stick to dietary changes as well as ways to stay physically active.

Pat recently attended a Healthy Eating workshop series. “It was very interesting, very interesting, and every week we’d have something good to eat.” Pat says that after learning “about our calcium, and our fruits and protein, when I went to the grocery store, I was reading my labels more.”

Pat also enjoyed attending workshops with other people. “Well, everybody talked, so I think we all learn from each other,” she explains. “I think you can absorb more if you do it in a group. Do it by yourself – I’d probably just set the book aside and leave it.”

Learn more about Healthy Living.