Feel Better Now: Mercy Offers Free Workshop on Chronic Conditions

May 22, 2017



Are chronic conditions keeping you from enjoying life? Let Mercy help you get back to doing what you love with a class starting June 19.

Mercy is sponsoring a free, six-week workshop called "Feel Better Now" at Mercy's Smith Glynn Callaway (3231 S. National Ave.). The goal is to help people manage lung and heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. The program, developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center, will include the following goals:

  • Improve your knowledge of living a healthy life with a chronic condition
  • Identify and learn the latest pain management approaches
  • Learn to manage fatigue and stress more effectively
  • Find solutions to problems caused by your condition
  • Identify ways to deal with anger, fear, frustration, depression
  • Discuss the role of exercise and nutrition in chronic disease management
  • Learn new ways to communicate with family and friends
  • Learn how to form a partnership with your health care team

Class will be in session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, June 19, and continue every Monday through July 24. Attendees will meet in the first floor diabetes room at Smith Glynn Callaway, located at 3231 S. National Ave. in Springfield, Missouri. While the class is free, you do need to register. Just call (417) 888-6787.

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.”


Media Contacts

Sonya Kullmann
Berryville, Branson, Cassville, Lebanon, Mountain View, Rolla, Springfield, Aurora
Phone: 417-820-2426