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Workshops offered for Empowerment for Better Living program

Workshops offered for Empowerment for Better Living program

If you would like to learn how to better manage your health, sign up for a free six-week workshop presented by Kaweah Delta Health Care District.

The workshop is designed to help people with ongoing health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, or any other chronic condition. Class size is typically around 12-18 participants. Each session lasts 2 ½ hours.

Topics that are covered include: dealing with difficult emotions, managing symptoms, goal setting, problem solving, nutrition, understanding medications, making informed treatment decisions, and increasing strength and stamina through better fitness.

This workshop was developed by Dr. Kate Lorig at Stanford University. Participants demonstrate significant improvements in the areas covered. They also report fewer hospitalizations and outpatient visits.

The Empowerment for Better Living CDSMP workshops will be offered on a quarterly basis at the newly opened Chronic Disease Management Center located at 325 Willis Street in Visalia. Available session dates are as followed:

February 10 – March 16 (Every Wednesday for 6 weeks 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

April 5 – May 10 (Every Tuesday for 6 weeks 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

July 12 – August 16 (Every Tuesday for 6 weeks 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

October 4 – November 8 (Every Tuesday for 6 weeks 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

An Empowerment for Better Living workshops will also take place at The Lifestyle Center located at 5105 W. Cypress Avenue in Visalia.

February 4 – March 10 (Every Thursday for 6 weeks 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

These self-management workshops are free. Please call 559-624-4080 to register for workshops offered at the Chronic Disease Management Center. To register for workshops at The Lifestyle Center call 559-624-3448.

Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Health Care District is the only trauma center between Fresno and Bakersfield. Kaweah Delta Medical Center was recently recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best 2016 hospitals for Spine Surgery as well as Excellence Awards in Orthopedic Surgery, Pulmonary Care, and General Surgery.

The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to nationally recognized orthopedic and cancer programs.

For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.

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