Chronic Dis­ease Ed­u­ca­tion of­fered via Tele­health

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In 2014 the Cy­press Health Re­gion is host­ing a se­ries of monthly ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions for people deal­ing with chronic dis­eases. This se­ries will be of­fered to many com­mu­ni­ties in the re­gion through Tele­health tech­nol- ogy. Tele­health means that you can at­tend an ed­u­ca­tion ses­sion in your lo­cal com­mu­nity in­stead of hav­ing to travel to a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion. All ses­sions will have a des­ig­nated host site and will be avail­able via Tele­health to Cabri, Eas­tend, Gull Lake, Her­bert, Leader, Mankota, Maple Creek, Pon­teix, Shau­navon and Swift Cur­rent, pend­ing reg­is­tra­tions.

All you have to do is reg­is­ter ahead of time and show up. Lo­cal health cen­ter staff will have ev­ery­thing set up and ready to go and be avail­able to an­swer any ques­tions and help you com­mu­ni­cate with the host site. In 2013, Tele­health saved res­i­dents of the health Re­gion more than 140,000 kms of travel.

The ini­tial four ses­sions are be­ing of­fered in March, April, May, and June and are listed be­low. Additional ses­sions will be of­fered dur­ing the sum­mer and fall months. The time of each ses­sion is 1:30-3 p.m. All ses­sions are free and open to ev­ery­one.

March 19 - One Step at a Time; Dis­cussing the im­por­tance of stay­ing ac­tive in the man­age­ment of chronic dis­ease.

April 16 - Mak­ing the Most of Your Med­i­ca­tions; Dis­cussing com­mon med­i­ca­tions used to treat chronic dis­eases, their ac­tions, and how they should be taken.

May 21 - Mind Body Con­nec­tion and Power Within

The con­nec­tion of your mind and men­tal well­be­ing in re­la­tion to your phys­i­cal health.

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