Free chronic disease self management course offered

Live active. Live healthy. CentraCare Health — Long Prairie is offering a free six-week chronic disease self-management course, starting May 14.

This course, taught by two certified RNs at CentraCare Health — Long Prairie, will help participants cope with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, osteoporosis or arthritis. The course teaches participants how to manage stress, increase physical activity, manage their medications and have good nutrition, thus enhancing their quality of life.

Participants will learn how to: manage symptoms, better communicate with your doctor, dietitian or nurse, reduce frustration, fight fatigue, make daily tasks easier, incorporate appropriate breathing exercises, reduce stress and anxiety and take back control of your condition.

The course will be held from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel at CentraCare Health — Long Prairie. It is also open to caregivers of a person with a chronic condition. Class size is limited to 10 participants. All participants should be committed to attending all six classes.

To register or for more information call (320) 732-7231.