Chronic Pain Self Management at Sanford Senior Center

Ouch! Why Does This Still Hurt?  Chronic Pain Self-Management: Making Life Better Even When the Pain Won’t Stop

Mondays, October 14-November 18, 1:30-4:00pm, Sanford Center, 3243 N West River Rd

Information Session: October 7, 12:00-12:30pm at Trailside

Pain can make everything in your life come to a grinding halt. We have all experienced pain at some point, but when pain becomes an unending reality, new tactics and techniques must be developed to allow you to live fully in spite of the hurt. Living well with chronic pain is easier said than done. Sufferers struggle with medication management, sleep deprivation and a whole host of mental and emotional challenges that tend to follow in the wake of chronic pain.

The wonderful thing about the Chronic Pain Self-Management workshop is that it gives people the support and confidence they need to resume healthy, active lives in spite of their pain. Meeting 2.5 hours once per week for six weeks and led by two trained leaders, the class covers such topics as: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving health, and much more. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build confidence in one’s ability to manage health and maintain an active and fulfilling life.

The class size is limited, so registration is essential! Call 633-3700. There is a $25 suggested donation. Are you wondering if this class is for you? Attend a short informational meeting from 12:00-12:30pm on Monday, October 7.