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Free class starting Aug 5th, 10am, in American Fork

Would you like to better manage your chronic condition, decrease your pain, decrease you doctors' visits, and enjoy life more? The Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainlands Association is promoting "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," a six class self-management series. Class are tailored for individuals living with a chronic condition or for those who live with someone with a chronic condition, such as asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, depression or chronic pain. This is much more than a simple "pain management" course. Subjects covered will include: techniques to combat frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength; appropriate use of medications and proper nutrition; techniques to effectively communicate with family, friends, and health professional and guidelines to evaluate new treatments.

The UCHD offers classes on a regular basis -- one will start on Tuesday, August 5th at 10 a.m. in the Utah County Health Departments American Fork office (599 S. 500 E.) and run for consecutive Tuesdays through September 9. Classes run about two hours and are free, but registration is required. For more information or to sign up please call Patty at 801-851-7528. For details on this and free classes offered by the UCHD, please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org or follow us at www.Facebook.com/uchealth.
Living Well booklet

Another series of classes will start Tuesday, September 30 to November 4 at 10 a.m. to noon at the UCHD American Fork office (599 South 500 East). A third series of classes will begin on Friday, October 17 and go through November 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the UCHD office in Provo (151 South University Avenue). All classes run about 2 hours.

We also offer a special Living Well with Chronic Diseases class that focuses specifically on managing diabetes. Two series of classes will be offered. The first starts on Wednesday, August 13 and goes through September 17 at 10 a.m. in the UCHD American Fork office. The second will start Wednesday, October 8 and to to November 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the UCHD Provo Office. These classes also run about two hours.

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, responding to public health emergencies, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.instagram.com/UtahCountyHealthDept, www.twitter.com/uchd, or www.pinterest.com/uchd. The UCHD is a partner with Utah's Public Health Departments.