AUGUSTA – Learning that you or a loved one has a health condition that will never go away – such as arthritis, high blood pressure, cancer, weight issues, depression, heart disease or diabetes can be scary. It can also be a positive wake-up call and an invitation to learn how to live well.
Across Sagadahoc County people are learning how to manage their chronic health conditions by participating in the Living Well Program. It is delivered in a series of classes taught by trained community members, many of whom have chronic conditions themselves.
It’s a proven program, developed by Stanford University and supported by Spectrum Generations. And it works. Participants have less pain, more energy and fewer hospitalizations. Discussions and activities focus on dealing with frustration, exercising at your level of ability, working with your healthcare provider, setting goals, and much more. Participants are able to live the lives they want, and gain the ability and confidence to care for their condition.
Richmond is fortunate to hold Living Well workshops.
The next 6-week Living Well workshop series will be held on Wednesdays May 13 & 27 from 9:00-11:30 and Mondays in June from 9:00-11:30 am at the Cohen Center located at 22 Farm Road, Hallowell.
To register for this class or for more information, call Jennifer Fortin at Spectrum Generations, 620-1657, or by e-mail at [email protected]
About Spectrum Generations
Spectrum Generations is the central Maine Area Agency on Aging as well as a federally designated Aging and Disability Resource Center. We serve older and disabled adults – plus those who care for them – Our service area covers the six central Maine counties of Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset and Waldo, plus the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell in Cumberland County. We bridge the gap between traditional medical services, and home and community. These services allow them to age in place, in their own homes and communities, while maintaining independent, healthy, vital and dignified lives.