Bronson Workshop Offers PATH to Manage Chronic Illness

April 18, 2012

Eighty percent of older adults suffer from at least one chronic health condition, and 50% have at least two, according to The Centers for Disease Control. While curing these conditions isn’t always possible, patients can learn methods to manage their illness and live healthier, happier lives.


A free, six-week, Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop will provide education and support to help participants manage pain; cope with emotions and stress; improve communication with care givers and healthcare providers; make informed decisions about nutrition and exercise; and properly use medications – all  in a supportive group atmosphere. The workshop will be facilitated by certified diabetes educators from Bronson Methodist Hospital.


Anyone with a long-term health condition, or who cares for someone with a long-term health condition is welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided, and workshop graduates will receive a $10.00 gift certificate.


PATH will be held at the Portage YMCA on 2900 Centre Street on Thursday mornings, from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., from April 26 through May 31. To register for the workshop, visit www.bronsonhealth.com/classesandevents, or call (269) 341-8585. For more information on the PATH program, visit www.mihealthyprograms.org


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