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“Like someone lighted a match under me”

Local workshop for those with chronic health conditions

HLHealthy Living workshops have been shown to help people feel more hopeful and supported, have more energy and experience less fatigue, as well as exercise more, experience better relationships with their doctors, and reduce doctor and emergency room visits.Do you want to gain confidence to better manage the challenges of chronic illness? The Healthy Living Program at LifePath offers free, evidence-based workshops that focus on:

  • managing chronic conditions
  • managing diabetes
  • managing pain
  • falls prevention
  • healthy eating

Groups meet weekly for several weeks in different communities and are led by local volunteer leaders. Caregivers and loved ones are welcome to attend.

My Life, My Health: Living Well with Chronic Conditions

The next free workshop series, “My Life, My Health: Living Well with Chronic Conditions,” is for individuals with chronic physical and/or emotional challenges. The workshop series teaches valuable skills such as pain and fatigue management, healthy nutrition practices, exercise techniques, communicating with medical providers and family, relaxation and breathing methods, and medication management. The six-week workshop takes place on Thursdays, starting July 6, 2017, at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. To register, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 413-773-5555 x2304 or 978-544-2259 x2304.

“A huge part of these workshop series is the group environment,” says Marcus. “We’ve found time and time again that having a group of people to come together to talk about a subject that concerns them really helps people learn the material more easily and gain a lot more out of the material.”

“This program is like someone lighted a match under me,” says one workshop participant.

Chronic Pain Self-Management

Later in July, Healthy Living will offer a workshop on “Chronic Pain Self-Management.” 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. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 413-773-5555 x2304 or 978-544-2259 x2304 for more details or to register.

Learn more about Healthy Living

See all upcoming Healthy Living workshops.