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Better Choices… Better Health Workshops Offered

January 6, 2011
Maui Weekly

Better Choices… Better Health workshops provide practical information, tools and support to people of all ages who are interested in incorporating healthier habits into their lives, and help people with chronic conditions better manage their health.

The workshops consist of a series of six classes that focus on learning and implementing practical skills used to stay healthy and control symptoms through relaxation, nutrition, improved communication skills, medication management, exercise and more. Participants develop achievable “action plans” that lead to positive changes and greater confidence.

The first workshop series runs on consecutive Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 11 at Hale Mahaolu Elua Community Hall, 200 Hina Ave. in Kahului.

The second set of classes will take place on consecutive Fridays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 21 at Kalama Heights,101 Kanani Road in Kīhei.

Participants will receive the book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 3rd Edition, and an audio relaxation CD, Time for Healing.

The cost for the six-session workshop is $10 for participants 60 years of age and older, and $35 for those under 60. Scholarships are available for anyone under 60 experiencing financial hardship.

Advance registration is required; space is limited to 14 participants per class. The small classes are highly participative and focus on building skills, sharing experiences and developing support.

Transportation may be available. Caregivers are encouraged to attend.



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