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General News · 10th September 2013
Ester Strijbos
Unfortunately this workshop is not offered here on Cortes, but on Quadra Island. You will be able to get there on time from the first ferry. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, at the Quadra Community Center, from the Center on Aging at the University of Victoria.

Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) pacing activity and rest, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments.

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion books, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition, and Chronic Pain Workbook.

For more info see http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dates: Thursdays - Oct 3rd, Oct 10th, Oct 17th, Oct 24th, Oct 31st and Nov 7th.

Location: Quadra Community Center, Board Room, 970 West Road
Please call Jodi to register at 250 850 2195