Taking Action For Health: FREE workshops offered
August 29, 2016

Ellsworth. Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center are partnering to offer a "Taking Action for Health" workshop series. “Taking Action for Health” is Healthy Acadia’s Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. This free evidence-based program is comprised of six workshops that will be held at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, 23 Commerce Park, Ellsworth on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, starting September 14, 2016 and continuing through October 19, 2016.

“Taking Action for Health” is a free, interactive program that is open to anyone living with a chronic condition. Chronic conditions can include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis, migraines, asthma, eating disorders, depression and more. “Taking Action for Health” will be facilitated by two Stanford-trained leaders, Healthy Acadia’s Elizabeth Lyles and Nina Zeldin. Visit http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/programs/cdsmp.html to learn more about "Taking Action for Health."

The process in which “Taking Action for Health” is facilitated makes it effective, even for those living with multiple chronic conditions. Classes are highly participative - participants provide each other with mutual support and share their successes. This helps increase participants’ self-assurance in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives. Workshop participants will each receive a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, and an audio relaxation CD, “Relaxation for Mind and Body”.

Contact Elizabeth at 667-7171 or elizabeth@healthyacadia.org to register or for more information about “Taking Action for Health”. “Taking Action for Health” is supported was supported by Grant Number D04RH28404 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.