Chronic disease self-management program in Manchester begins 6/1

Ocean County Library’s Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will present “Chronic Disease Self-management Program” 2 p.m. Mondays during June and part of July.

The six-week program will teach participants skills to deal with the symptoms of their chronic condition and with the life role changes and emotions they experience.

The workshop will address such issues as fatigue; communicating with friends, family and health care providers; dealing with anger and depression; and designing and maintaining a healthy eating and exercise plan. Participants will also learn decision making and problem solving skills.

The goal of the program is to have people to become more confident as they go on to live active lives with self-management of their chronic health condition and realize they are not alone in dealing with their issues.

The program will begin June 1 and meet weekly for 2 ½ hours each Monday through July 6.

The programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, telephone the branch or go to the library website: www.theoceancountylibrary.org .

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