Chronic pain workshop begins June 3

May 04, 2014

Rockport — Interested in learning more about how to live with constant pain or care for someone who has long-term pain?

Register for the Chronic Pain Workshop, a free six-week program at Pen Bay Healthcare’s Picker Family Resource Center, located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus. The class will be held on Tuesdays, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. beginning June 3 and is open to adults of all ages. Class dates are June 3, 10, 17 and 24; July 1 and 8.

The workshop will help participants better cope with chronic pain and feel more in control. The series will cover topics including:

— how healthy eating can make a difference

— how to balance activity and rest

— how to improve problem solving skills

— how to work with healthcare providers to expand skills to manage chronic pain

The program is co-sponsored by the Picker Family Resource Center and Spectrum Generations and will be led by Picker Center co-directors Wendelanne Augunas and Linda Zeigler. Suggested donation for the series is $20. Scholarships are available. Call 596-8950 to register or for more information.

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