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Resources for Seniors

As we age, it is important to stay active and to stay engaged with the people around us. There are many services and activities around Itasca County that do just that!

For more information and current schedules for BOTH of these classes, Contact Elder Circle at 218-999-9233

Program Highlights

Living Well with Chronic Pain

Living Well with Diabetes

 Chronic Pain Self-Management is a six-week workshop addressing the management of pain for those with a diagnosis of chronic illness. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, pacing activity and rest, and how to evaluate new treatments. Class runs one day a week, two and a half hours, for 6 weeks. This class incorporates some exercise throughout the 6 weeks.

Diabetes Self-Management is designed for people with type 2 diabetes who want to develop strategies to live well with the condition. This six-week workshop is facilitated by leaders who cover: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating, appropriate use of medication; and working with health care providers. Class runs one day a week, two and a half hours, for 6 weeks.

If you know of any resources or programs that you believe should be featured on this page, let us know! Contact Get Fit Itasca with the details!

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