PATH—Personal Actions Towards Health

Date: February 5, 2013 - March 12, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: Saginaw County YMCA Conference Room, 1915 Fordney St. Saginaw, MI 48601
Contact: Dawn Earnesty, wilcoxd4@anr.msu.edu, 989-758-2514

PATH is designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with chronic health conditions to improve their health and manage their symptoms.

Who should participate: PATH is designed to benefit adults with chronic or long-term health conditions including arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, asthma, bronchitis and depression. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also encouraged to attend the workshop

Class meets from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday on Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5 and March 12.

Path Workshop Topics:

  • Identifying common problems
  • Future plans for health care
  • Acute vs. chronic disease
  • Healthy eating
  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Communication skills
  • Action plans
  • Problem solving
  • Medication usage
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Depression management
  • Positive thinking
  • Better breathing
  • Guided imagery
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Working with your health care professional
  • Endurance activities
  • Planning for future

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