Feb 27 2019
Developed by the Stanford School of Medicine, Healthy U is an evidence-based health empowerment program for people over 18. Anyone is welcome to participate; those who suffer from one or more chronic health conditions will find Healthy U particularly useful. Caregivers and friends of those who would benefit from health self-management also make great participants.
During the six-session program, participants will learn techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; exercises to maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; good nutrition and more.
This session runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27 through April 3. Cost is $60, but you have the chance to earn all of it back for good attendance. (You get $10 back for each class you attend.)
Those who have participated in this program demonstrate a significant improvement in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability and social/role activities limitations. They also spend fewer days in the hospital and tend toward fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations.
Please call (307) 577-2929 to register.