Westporters offered a chance to 'Live Well"™
Published 3:17 pm, Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The free "Live Well" program will begin on Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. with an introductory session at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., beginning in January.
The Live Well workshops are designed to help those who struggle to manage diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, pain, depression or other chronic health conditions. Primary caregivers are also invited to attend.
The six-week program will take place on Mondays beginning Jan. 31 at 1 p.m., except on Feb. 21.
Participants will learn how to take charge of their life and health condition by learning techniques to deal with isolation, frustration, fatigue and pain. Other workshops will include learning how to make a successful action plan, suitable exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance, appropriate use of medications, how to communicate your feelings effectively with family, friends and health professionals and nutrition information.
The program is open to the public. Those interested in making a reservation for introductory session should call 203-341-5099.
The Live Well program is a collaborative effort of the Westport Human Services Department and the Westport-Weston Health District, the Southwestern Agency on Aging and the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.