Iroquois County – The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department is accepting registrations from individuals interested in attending the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). The CDSMP is a six week program, provided once per week for six weeks. Classes will begin on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 and continue each Tuesday through March 27, 2012.
Classes will meet at the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department Office at 114 North Third Street, Watseka, Illinois from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each week.
People with different chronic health problems are encouraged to participate. Classes are facilitated by two trained leaders and are highly participative. Some of the subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications; 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and, 6) how to evaluate new treatments.
The class instruction is provided free of charge. The cost for the workbook for the class is $16.
To register for the upcoming class or to find out where and when other classes will be offered contact Dee Ann Schippert, RN, BSN at 815-432-2483.
Contact: Julie Clark, PIO