Program on Chronic Conditions Slated

BUCKSPORT — The Living Well Program is a six-week program for anyone living with a long-term health problem such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia and depression.

The first session will begin on Thursday, June 4, and will run on the following five Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jewett School Community Center at 66 Bridge St.

Participants must pre-register by calling 469-6682. The cost of the program is $25 for all six sessions. This fee covers the cost of the “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” book and “Time for Healing” CD. Scholarships are available for anyone who cannot afford the fee.

The program will cover disease-related problem solving, communication skills, managing emotions, exercise, developing patient/physician partnership, use of community resources, nutrition, managing medications, advanced directives and cognitive symptom management (relaxation, distraction, self-talk, visualization).

This program is made possible through a collaboration between Eastern Agency on Aging and the Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Bush at Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition at 469-6682.

Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]