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Better choices, better health workshop available in Grundy Center

October 13, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) in partnership with Grundy County Public Health, is offering Stanford University's 6-week Better Choices Better Health Class in Grundy Center. The program is offered to all persons who live with arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, heart problems, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic health conditions, as well as their caregivers. The program is designed to work with a person's medical plan of care and encourages self-management of fatigue, exercise, diet, and pain to help participants take back control of their lives and make daily tasks easier.

The Better Choices Better Health Class will be held October 15 through November 19 at the Kling Memorial Library located at 708 7th Street in Grundy Center. Weekly workshops will be held each Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and will provide the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to take a more active part in the management of chronic disease.

Preregistration is required. There is a materials fee for this course which included a textbook, relaxation tape, and other program materials. Scholarships are available for persons 60 years of age and older who express financial need.

Space is limited. Registration deadline is October 13. Register today by calling Janet Buls toll-free at 1-800-779-8707 or Grundy County Public Health at 319-824-6312. This program is sponsored by the United Way, Grundy County Public Health, and Community Transformation Grant. This program made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NEI3A is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving older individuals in Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Hardin, Howard, Jackson, Marshall, Poweshiek, Tama and Winneshiek Counties. NEI3A coordinates services for people ages 60 and older and their caregivers to maintain the independence they desire. Some of the services provided by NEI3A include the LifeLong Links - Aging & Disability Resource Center, home delivered meals, caregiver support and respite services, case management services, consumer protection, congregate meals, public information and education and advocacy.

 
 

 

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