Are you tired or hurting all the time? Don’t let chronic health problems drive what you can and cannot do.
Mercy St. Francis Hospital is sponsoring a free, six-week Health Care Management Course to help adults and family members manage chronic conditions. The self-management program, developed by Stanford University by the Patient Education Research Center, will include the following goals:
Classes will start Wednesday, October 7, in the Sisters Dining Room of Mercy St. Francis Hospital (100 W. US Highway 60). The weekly workshops will run from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday through November 11.
Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds confidence in participants’ ability to manage their health while maintaining active and fulfilling lives. Participants will also receive a free book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”
The $20 fee for the course has been waived, thanks to a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. While the course is free, you do need to pre-register; call (417) 934-7000 to get more information.