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Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops

March 25, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center is now offering Living Healthy: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop. This health education program, which consists of six sessions, will help participants confront the challenges of living with an ongoing health condition and welcomes adults over the age of 18 as well as caregivers. Examples of chronic conditions include, but are not limited to heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and chronic pain.

The Living Healthy Workshop is being offered 9:30 a.m. to noon on April 10, April 17, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 29 and attendance to all six sessions is strongly encouraged. All sessions will be held at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 1-888-321-ORMC.

Facilitated by Orange Regional Medical Center healthcare professionals, the Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will cover topics such as making informed treatment decisions; weight management; medication usage; pain and fatigue management; action planning; dealing with difficult emotions and problem-solving, to name a few.

Living Healthy workshop was developed by Stanford University Patient Education Research Center and is an evidence based program. In a five-year research project, the study found that people who took the program, when compared to people who did not take the program, improved their healthy behaviors (such as exercise or coping), improved their health status (such as fatigue or health distress) and decreased their days in the hospital.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

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