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Care Connection offering online help to older adults

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Care Connection for Aging Services will offer a free workshop series online via Zoom to help older adults live a healthier life. The “Living a Healthy Life” weekly workshops will take place at 11 a.m. Thursdays beginning April 29.

The course consists of six weekly sessions. Advanced registration is required by calling 1-800-748-7826 or visiting goaging.org in the events section.

The course is offered at no cost to people 60 and older and their caregivers.

The workshop uses proven practices based on an ongoing series of studies conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine to provide a path for older adults to enjoy life with conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. 

Topics include nutrition, decision making, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance, techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, and evaluation of new treatments.

Materials will be provided. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.

For more information, visit www.goaging.org.

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