For Immediate Release: June 24, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Free Program Introduces Stanford University’s Living Healthfully With Chronic Conditions
HENDERSON, Nev. – The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals are co-hosting Stanford University’s “Living Healthfully With Chronic Conditions,” a six-part program for individuals or those with family members suffering from a chronic health condition. The program will be held 1:00-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, July 24 through Aug. 28, at Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd. It is free to individuals ages 18 and up, but registration is required. Register online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 253172) or at any City of Henderson recreation center.
The self-management program was developed by the Division of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Stanford University for those suffering with a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, congestive heart failure, pulmonary disease, or chronic pain. Participants will learn the right steps to reduce visits to the doctor, stay out of the hospital, maintain independence, and experience a better quality of life. Topics include dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation; exercises to help maintain and improve strength and endurance; nutrition; and communicating effectively with family and health professionals.
For additional information, call 702-267-4070 or visit cityofhenderson.com.