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Learn to live well with arthritis

By Staff | Feb 23, 2012

WAILUKU – The county Office on Aging will sponsor a “Better ChoicesBetter Health” Living Well With Arthritis self-management workshop beginning on Monday, Feb. 27.

“Better Choices… Better Health” workshops provide practical information, tools and support to people of all ages who are interested in incorporating healthier habits into their lives.

This workshop focuses specifically on the unique challenges faced by individuals with arthritis and related conditions such as fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.

The workshop consists of a series of six classes that focus on implementing practical skills to stay healthy and control symptoms through relaxation, nutrition, improved communication skills, medication management, exercise and more. Participants develop achievable “action plans” that lead to positive changes and greater confidence.

The workshop series runs six consecutive Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning Feb. 27 at the Kaiser Maui Lani Clinic in Wailuku. Participants will receive the “Arthritis Helpbook, Sixth Edition,” and an audio relaxation CD called “Time for Healing.”

The cost for the six-session workshop is $10 for those 60 and older and $35 for those under 60. Scholarships are available for anyone under 60 experiencing financial hardship.

Transportation may be available. Caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited. For more information, or to register, please call Robin Pilus at 281-0094.