Beginning in March, Lake Regional Health System will host Show-Me Better Health, a series of free workshops to help area residents manage ongoing health issues, like diabetes, heart disease and chronic pain.
Classes, based on criteria developed by Stanford University, will be offered on an ongoing basis, rotating among locations in Camden, Miller and Morgan counties.
The first series will be held 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 7 through April 18, at Hy-Vee in Osage Beach.
Participants meet the first week for orientation and a health screening, then 2.5 hours weekly for six weeks to develop needed skills and receive support. Sessions cover topics related to living with a chronic condition, including goal setting, exercise, nutrition, communicating with health professionals, managing emotions, medications and stress reduction.
Each week, participants will set goals and will meet to share ideas. During the introductory session, participants will receive a free book and DVD. Participants each may bring one guest. Refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited, and registration is required. For information, including additional workshop dates, or to register, visit lakeregional.com/events or call 573-348-8222.