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Series set on living with chronic conditions

Published 5:42 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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The Westport Weston Health District will offer a free, six-week workshop that aims to solve common problems shared by people with health concerns or chronic conditions.

The "Live Well" workshops will take place Monday afternoons at the Westport Center for Senior Activities and will be facilitated by trained leaders.

The sessions will be from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning Feb. 25 and continue through April 1. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

The format promotes interaction between participants and group problem-solving, the health district said.

The leaders "are more like coaches," program facilitator Monica Wheeler said in a news release. "The answer to someone's question usually comes from the participants in the room."

The program will explore practical ways to deal with stress, anxiety, and pain, and how to discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with doctors and family about health concerns, according to the release.

The health district said the workshop is appropriate for people with various health concerns, including weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, anxiety, Lyme disease.

For more information or to register, call Monica Wheeler at 203-227-9571, ext. 242. Registration also may be done by calling the senior center at 203- 341- 5099.