Workshops for people with chronic disease at Lourdes

Lourdes hospital says it will host "living well" workshops for people managing chronic diseases — such as arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and others — in October and November. 

Lourdes says the workshops are based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed at Stanford University. Topics will include how to control pain, manage stress, solve problems, how to start an exercise program, and communicate better with your health care provider and family members.

The workshops are held for six weeks —two-and-a-half hours each week. Lourdes says they’re taught by a licensed facilitator and delivered through a partnership with Jackson Purchase Medical Associates, Murray State University’s School of Nursing, Department of Community Leadership and Human Services, Kentucky Department of Aging and Independent Living, Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates and the Kentucky Department of Public Health Chronic Disease Prevention. 

The workshop are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3 and 10. 

The classes will be held at the Lourdes Medical Pavilion, Suite 200. For more information, you can call 270-804-2818.  

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