A community class to help people deal with the challenges of living with chronic pain will be held on Thursdays from Oct. 5-Nov. 16 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439.The six-week class is $30.
Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Chronic Pain Self-Management is a self-management program developed at Stanford University.
Anyone dealing with ongoing pain is encouraged to participate. Friends and family are also encouraged to attend. Classes are sponsored by COAW, a nonprofit organization that provides health and wellness leader trainings, community health classes and falls prevention screenings throughout Colorado to assist individuals and communities in achieving better health.
The class meets once per week for six weeks. Each session is 2½ hours. Topics covered assist with overall health and well-being including:
•Techniques to deal with fatigue, frustration, isolation and poor sleep
•Setting weekly goals
•Exercise tips for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
•Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
•Managing activity and rest levels
•How to evaluate new treatments
For more information and to register, contact Traci Tardif at 303-984-1845 or email email@example.com. For more information on the programs, visit www.coaw.org.