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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Offered

AASC seeking participation in evidence-based Stanford University Program.

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) is holding a Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop at the Tazewell Senior Center in Tazewell, Virginia beginning August 16 at 1:00pm.

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University and has been helping those who suffer from chronic conditions since 1996. The program meets one time a week for two and a half hours to discuss techniques to deal with frustration, anger, isolation and pain associated with living with a chronic condition. The program also discusses ways to incorporate an exercise regime into daily living, as well as communication, nutrition and evaluating new methods of treatment for chronic diseases.

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens offers the program free of charge and encourages those living with someone suffering with a chronic condition to join also. For more information contact Mary Banks at (276) 964-4915.

AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department for the Aging to carry out the department’s mission to foster the dignity, independence and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with communities at the local level. AASC offers information and services for older adults residing in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties. Visit AASC Online or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.