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Manage chronic conditions and master aging at workshops

Aging mastery

The Aging Mastery Program is designed to inform, encourage and support older adults as they take steps to improve their lives and stay engaged in their communities. The program is all about feeling better today and staying healthy for the future.

We believe that small steps can make a big difference in our health and well-being and that even modest improvements can make life more fun and meaningful. It's never too late to learn new skills and make changes.

The Aging Mastery Program empowers older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes in their behaviors. The program offers an innovative approach to help individuals successfully navigate this phase of life. It incorporates evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, group discussion, peer support and small rewards to give the participants the skills and tools they need to achieve measurable improvements in managing their health, remaining economically secure, and actively contributing to society.

The program is developed by the National Council on Aging and partners with community organizations. It has a core curriculum that addresses topics including health, financial fitness, healthy relationships and community engagement. There are 10 sessions that are done in a five-week course. The learning atmosphere is fast paced and fun.

The 10 sessions include The Basics of Aging Mastery, Exercise and You, Sleep, Healthy Eating and Hydration, Financial Fitness, Medication Management, Advance Care Planning, Healthy Relationships, Falls Prevention and Community Engagement.

The next class begins in April, so you don't want to miss out. We can only take 30 participants, so hurry and register. Call Alexandria Community Education at (320) 762-3312.

Chronic conditions

Do you feel like your health problems are controlling your life? Put life back in your life. Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshops can help put you back in charge of your life. You may have the energy to do the things that matter again.

The next Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop will begin April 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Douglas County Public Works, 526 Willow Drive in Alexandria. The class will run for six consecutive weeks.

Classes will include managing pain and fatigue, getting a good night's sleep, making decisions and creating an action plan, eating healthier and managing weight, increasing physical activity, working with your health care professionals, communicating well about your health condition, and sharing your goals and accomplishments with others also living with chronic conditions.

Contact Mary at (320) 762-3047 to register for the class. There is no charge for this class, so come and join us and get your life back.