Western Sierra Medical Clinic Hosts Evening Workshop
Series for Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions
GRASS VALLEY, CA March 28, 2013 A new session of the six-week Healthier Living Workshop, which is designed to support and educate individuals living with chronic health conditions, is being provided by Western Sierra Medical Clinic beginning Thursday, April 4.
The program is free, open to the public, and will be held at Miners Family Health Center on Thursday evenings from 6 pm – 8:30.
Classes cover topics such as pain and symptom management, the benefits of condition-appropriate exercise and nutrition, dealing with difficult emotions, relaxation techniques, and tips for communicating with health care professionals.
Participants living with any chronic health condition may find the class beneficial. Chronic conditions are generally of long duration slow progression, and may include heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, MS, celiac disease, ALS, arthritis, and chronic pain.
“This class can literally change lives,” says co-instructor Chris Grace, a medical assistant at Western Sierra Medical Clinic. “Participants have gained the confidence and new skills needed to improve the way that they experience each day.”
Participant interaction, shared learning experiences, and the creation of weekly personal action plans are part of the program.
This program was created by Stanford University and is made possible at WSMC through a grant from the California Collaborative for Chronic Disease Prevention.
Every participant will receive the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, and a guided relaxation tape. Pre-registration is required and can be made by contacting Chris Grace at (530) 274-9762.
For information about Western Sierra Medical Clinic, visit www.wsmcmed.org. Miners Family Health Center is located at 1345 Whispering Pines Lane, in Grass Valley.
About: Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Inc. is a non-profit community health center serving over 17,000 patients throughout Nevada, Sierra and Yuba counties. WSMC offers comprehensive patient-centered medical, dental, maternity and behavioral health care from its sites at Miners Family Health Center in Grass Valley and Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Downieville. It is WSMC’s mission to ensure that every person, regardless of ability to pay, has access to quality health care.