Fairfield Senior Center to hold 'Live Well' program
Published 5:25 pm, Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Fairfield Senior Center will hold "Live Well," a nationwide health promotion program developed by Stanford University, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, at the center, 100 Mona Terrace.
The program, free and open to the public, is designed to help people find better ways of coping with chronic health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and heart and lung diseases, according to a center news release. The five-session series will aim to help participants deal with pain and fatigue, discover easy exercises to help improve strength and energy, learn the appropriate use of medications and improve nutrition.
Participants will also be shown how to talk effectively with family, friends and health care providers and understand new treatment choices during the interactive workshops, facilitated by two specially trained volunteer leaders.
A grant for this program comes from the U.S. Administration on Aging and many local organizations are involved in bringing it to the center, the release states.
Space is limited. People interested should call 203-256-3169 immediately to register. For information, visit www.swcaa.org.
The center, open to any Connecticut resident who is at least 50, offers door-to-door transportation for $1 to Fairfield seniors. Call 203-256-3166.