Chronic pain pro­gram of­fered

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GRA­SONVILLE – The Gra­sonville Se­nior Cen­ter will host a Chronic Pain Self-Man­age­ment Pro­gram on Tues­days from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 through May 24. Classes will meet once each week for six weeks.

This free work­shop is de­signed to help any­one with chronic pain to bet­ter man­age their health, in­clud­ing friends or fam­ily who may want to show sup­port. Par­tic­i­pants will learn the tools needed to be in bet­ter con­trol of their health, feel bet­ter phys­i­cally, and help them to do the things they want to do in life.

Classes are in­ter­ac­tive and highly par­tic­i­pa­tive. Class in­struc­tors be­lieve mu­tual sup­port and suc­cess builds con­fi­dence in the abil­ity to man­age one’s health and main­tain an ac­tive life­style. Past par­tic­i­pants re­port many ben­e­fits upon com­plet­ing the pro­gram; these in­clude re­lief from pain and fa­tigue, more energy, more con­fi­dence, and a greater sense of calm.

Top­ics of dis­cus­sion in­clude: pac­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, healthy eat­ing, learn­ing and prac­tic­ing a gen­tle “Mov­ing Easy” ex­er­cise pro­gram, bet­ter man­age­ment of medications and their side ef­fects, re­lax­ation tech­niques and get­ting a good night’s rest, com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and prob­lem solv­ing tech­niques to deal with frus­tra­tion and fa­tigue, goal set­ting and much more.

The Gra­sonville Se­nior Cen­ter is lo­cated at 4802 Main Street, Gra­sonville. Ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. To reg­is­ter, con­tact Ann Martin at 410-827-6010, or email amartin@qac.org.

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