Are ongoing health conditions keeping you from enjoying life? Let Mercy help you get back to doing what you love with a series of classes in the coming weeks.
Mercy Arthritis Center is once again sponsoring free, six-week workshops to help people manage lung and heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Each program is developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center with the following goals:
Classes will begin Aug. 12 at Lebanon First United Methodist Church, 300 N. Madison Ave., in Lebanon, Mo. and will continue every Tuesday through Sept. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. While the class is free, you do need to register. Just call (417) 269-2278.
Classes will also be held at Dade County OACAC Center, 150 Main St., in Greenfield, Mo. from Monday, Aug. 18 through Sept. 29. The class will run from 1-3:30 p.m. To register, call (417) 637-2701.
The Missouri Extension Center, located at 800 S. Marshall St. in Marshfield, Mo., will hold classes from Thursday, Sept. 4 until Oct. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call (417) 207-1304 to register.
Starting Sept. 9, weekly classes will be held at St. Agnes Cathedral, 533 S. Jefferson Ave., in Springfield, Mo., through Tuesday, Oct. 14. Call (417) 888-6787 to sign up for the sessions, which will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each week.
The $20 fee for each course has been waived, thanks to a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Participants will also receive a free book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”