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Living Well with Arthritis Workshop

County of Maui News Release

If you or a loved one lives with arthritis, a workshop coming to Molokai may help you learn a better lifestyle. The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Office on Aging is sponsoring a “Better Choices, Better Health” Living Well with Arthritis self-management workshop beginning on Thursday, May 10 on Molokai.

The Living Well with Arthritis Workshop focuses specifically on the unique challenges faced by individuals that live with arthritis and related conditions such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis which cause stiffening of the bones and joints.

The workshops consist of a series of six classes that focus on learning and implementing practical skills used to stay healthy and control symptoms through relaxation, nutrition, improved communication skills, medication management, exercise and more. Participants develop achievable “action plans” that lead to positive changes and greater confidence.

The workshop series will run on six consecutive Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning May 10 at the OHA/DHHL Conference room. The cost for the series is $10 for those 60 and older, and $35 for those under 60. Scholarships are available for anyone under 60 experiencing financial hardship.

Participants will receive “Arthritis Helpbook, 6th Edition,” and an audio relaxation CD, “Time for Healing.”

Advance registration is required as space is limited to 14 participants per class. Small interactive classes focus on building skills, sharing experiences and developing support.

For more information or to register, please call Kaui at 560-5393.


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