“Living Healthy with Chronic Pain,” a workshop starting one month from now, shows members successful strategies to manage chronic agony, the fitting activity for keeping up and improving quality, how to discuss adequately with their primary care physician and family, nutrition education, pacing activity and rest.

The workshop, for grown-ups all ages, is offered at no charge at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas.

“This workshop is a resource to get you started on managing your pain,” said Farrell Breithaupt. “Pain often gets in the way of hopes and dreams, but it doesn’t have to. If pain has made you feel lost, we can help get your life back through this workshop. Don’t give up!”

The class will meet on Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to early afternoon, March 11 through April 15.

“It is amazing to see the change that occurs after people go through the workshop,” said Breithaupt. “People are more confident, energetic and have a new support system in place, all of which help them lead a healthier life.”

During the six sessions, members get support from prepared leaders and other workshop members, learn down to earth approaches to deal with their stress and fatigue, find out about healthy dieting and exercise options, foot care, relaxation procedures, learn better approaches to impart about their chronic condition with doctors and family members, problem-solving and goal-setting.

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