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DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: Sea Mar Community Health Centers, in collaboration with The Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled a FREE Workshop open to the public: Diabetes Self-Management, to be held one day a week (Thursdays, 2.5 hours, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) for six consecutive weeks beginning Thursday, May 15, and continuing May 22, 29, June 5, 12, and June 19 at the Sea Mar Health Care Center, 1813 Sumner Ave., Aberdeen in their Conference Room. The workshop will be taught by two trained leaders. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease-Self Management Program. This program is designed to help anyone who suffers from a chronic condition related to Diabetes. You can learn how to live a healthy life with your chronic condition by managing your symptoms. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration; 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; 3) healthy eating 4) appropriate use of medication; and 5) working more effectively with health care providers. Those caring for a loved one with Diabetes may benefit from this workshop also. Space for the workshop is limited so please register early. For more information and registration, please call (360) 538-2457 or 1-866-582-1487. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7 day notice by calling Karna McCarthy at 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or emailing her at mccarkj@dshs.wa.gov.

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS WORKSHOP: Sea Mar Community Health Centers, in collaboration with The Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled a FREE Workshop open to the public: Living Well With Chronic Conditions, to be held one day a week (Tuesdays, 2.5 hours, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) for six consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday, May 20, and continuing May 27, June 3, 10, 17, and 24 at the Sea Mar Health Care Center, 1813 Sumner Ave., Aberdeen in their Conference Room. The workshop will be taught by two trained leaders. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease-Self Management Program. This program is designed to help individuals who suffer from a chronic condition, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and hypertension just to name a few; to lessen their stress and frustration, manage symptoms, and deal with fatigue. Those caring for a loved one with a chronic condition may benefit from this workshop also. Each participant will have access to a ‘Living Well With Chronic Conditions’ book. The goal of the program is to help you live a healthy life with your chronic conditions by managing your symptoms. Space for the workshop is limited so please register early. For more information and registration, please call (360) 538-2457 or 1-866-582-1487. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7 day notice by calling Karna McCarthy at 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or emailing her at mccarkj@dshs.wa.gov.

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: The Family Caregiver Support Group is for any family caregiver of a disabled or elder adult, welcoming caregivers to share, obtain support and realize they are not alone in their caregiver journey. They meet the third Friday of the month at the Hoquiam Timberland Library, downstairs meeting room. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Questions? Please call Eric at (360) 538-2458. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7 day notice by calling Eric Nessa at (360) 538-2458.

AARP SMART DRIVER PROGRAM: The AARP Driver Safety Program changed its name to Smart Driver in January 2014. Along with the new name and curriculum, the fee for attendance has increased to $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. You can learn of future courses by accessing the AARP website from your home or other computer at www.aarp.org/drive. New classes are posted on the web site. A class locator application allows you to search for classes around a specific address or by your county. Another class has been scheduled for June 23 and 24 at the Montesano Library. You may begin calling now to register. For more information contact Danny Wills, District Coordinator/Trainer/Instructor at (360) 249-8249.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Are you grieving, and having feelings of sorrow, remorse, depression or just do not know what you are feeling after the death of a loved one? You are invited to please join the group discussion sponsored by Harbors Home Health and Hospice. The group meets at the Hoquiam Library, 420 7th St., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. If you have questions, please call 1-800-772-1319.

INFORMATION &ASSISTANCE/O3A: We look forward to serving you from our offices located at 2700 Simpson Ave., Aberdeen. You supply the questions and we supply the information. We are an information resource for seniors 60 and older. You may stop by for assistance and/or a Senior Resource Directory for Grays Harbor or Pacific County, or call our office at (360) 532-0520 or 1-800-801-0060 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may access additional information by visiting our web site, http://www.o3a.org/. Thank you for your support.

HOTLINE/ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: If there is any questionable abuse or neglect, do not hesitate to call toll free at 1-877-734-6277.

Meetings hosted by Olympic Area Agency on Aging provides sites which are accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7 day notice by contacting Karna at 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or by email at mccarkj@dshs.wa.gov.

Source: Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Information &Assistance. Please visit our website at http://www.o3a.org/

 

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