PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) for Chronic Pain
Date: January 30, 2017 - March 6, 2017
Time: 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: McFarlane Home, 700 Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503
Contact: Cathy Newkirk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 810-244-8523
This workshop is for residents of McFarlan Home only.
PATH for Chronic Pain is a self-management workshop designed for people living with chronic pain. Participants learn important skills such as goal-setting, dealing with pain and fatigue, and communicating effectively with family, friends and health care professionals. Additional subjects covered include:
- techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, isolation, and poor sleep
- appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
- appropriate use of medications
- pacing activity and rest
- how to evaluate new treatments
Participants practice the “Moving Easy” exercise program during workshop sessions. The workshop meets once a week for six consecutive weeks. It is sponsored by MSU Extension and there is no cost to participants.