Chronic pain workshops offered by telephone


WATERBURY – A free six-week Living Well with Chronic Pain telephone workshop for adults begins Jan. 18 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, participants can participate from their homes without having to use any technology other than the telephone. The WCAAA conference call line is used to connect participants to a trained Live Well leader who leads the workshop.

Adults with chronic pain will learn better ways to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and lack of sleep. Techniques for improving or maintaining strength and energy, proper use of drugs, and ways to improve nutrition are also explored. The workshop includes gentle chair exercises to relieve pain and improve or maintain strength and energy. Breaking the cycle of pain, pacing activities and rest, and tips for communicating with health care providers will also be discussed.

Materials will be sent directly to participants at no cost and include the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, an instruction booklet, and exercise and relaxation CDs. The workshop is limited to 6 participants, who must provide their name, full mailing address and phone number to register for the workshop and mail the books. For more information and to register, contact Debby at [email protected] or call 203-757-5449 ext. 125.

Living Well with Chronic Pain is sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, the State Unit on Aging, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Generous support is also provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation. This workshop is an evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University. Learn more about www.wcaaa.org

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