Manage Chronic Disease with MyCD Workshop

Staff Report

Adults with an ongoing health conditions are invited to join a free 2.5 hour MyCD Workshop being sponsored by the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and the Family YMCA. 

Get needed support, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with the doctor and family about your health at this workshop.

For those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety, a MyCD Workshop can help them take charge of their life.

MyCD Workshops are 1-3:30 p.m., once a week for six weeks beginning Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

Learn from Pauline Schneider, executive director, Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and Paula Roybal Sánchez, extension home economist, Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service as well as trained volunteer leaders with health conditions themselves. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Session 1 – Feb. 11: Introduction to Workshop, Group Introductions, Mind-Body Connection/Distraction, Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, and Introduction to Action Plans
  • Session 2 – Feb. 18: Feedback and Problem Solving, Dealing with Difficult Emotions, Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise, Preventing Falls and Improving Balance, and Making an Action Plan
  • Session 3 – Feb. 25: Making Decisions, Pain and Fatigue Management, Endurance Exercise, Relaxation:  Body Scan, and Making an Action Plan
  • Session 4 – March 4: Better Breathing, Healthy Eating, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, and Making an Action Plan
  • Session 5 – March 11: Making Healthy Food Choices, Medication Usage,  Making informed Treatment Decisions, Dealing with Depression, Positive Thinking, and Making an Action Plan
  • Session 6 – March 18: Working with your Health Care Professional and Health Care System, Weight Management, Looking Back and Planning for the Future.   

“The workshop will allow you to set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health – and your life,” Roybal Sánchez said.

The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Spaces are limited so register early. To register or get more information call 505.662.8920.

Handicapped or disabled individual in need of special arrangements in order to participate in this program should contact the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 505.662.2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu

For more information, contact the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 505.662.2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu

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