“Living Well for Better Health” is a series of free workshops open to any adult who has a long-term health condition. This highly acclaimed program will run a new session at the Picker Family Resource Center for six weeks on Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Participants are invited to bring a family member or friend to attend the workshops with them.

“Living Well for Better Health” is for people with any long-term health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and depression. Participants learn how to deal with pain and feeling tired; eat healthy and exercise; communicate effectively with their physicians; manage medications; and set goals and make changes. Healthy snacks will be served.

One person said, after attending the workshops, “Now I have the energy to do the things that matter.” Another said simply, “It re-booted me in my own life.”

The program will be led by Wendelanne Augunas and Linda Zeigler, co-directors of the Picker Center. “This course helps people embrace and step into the ‘new normal,’ whether they are recovering from an injury, facing a terminal illness, suffering from chronic pain or caring for someone else. It’s more than a support group. There are goals, specific information, a handbook—it’s a whole curriculum encompassing pain management, diet and exercise as well as putting people in touch with the resources they need,” Augunas said in a news release.

An informational meeting about the program will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. The Picker Family Resource Center is located in the Women’s Health Building on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus at 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 2, in Rockport. For more information or to register for the series, call 596-8950.

The “Living Well for Better Health” series is sponsored by Spectrum Generations, Healthy Choices for ME and the Picker Family Resource Center.

The Picker Family Resource Center promotes building community by providing health resources and support that serve the needs of women and their families throughout their lives. The center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Online at penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter.