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YMCA to host Living Well Alabama program again

Atmore Area YMCA, working again in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging, will host the highly acclaimed Living Well Alabama class in August.

The six-week program, which is free to those who attend, is designed to help individuals with chronic health conditions who want to practice healthier lifestyle choices and learn what tools can be used to help manage their symptoms.

It is especially recommended for those with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain and anxiety.

The weekly class, which will run from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. each session, will begin Thursday, August 10, and continue each Thursday through September 14.

Those who attend the self-help seminar will discuss numerous topics, from how to develop decision-making and problem-solving skills to fatigue management and developing and maintaining a long-term exercise program.

There are also tips on how to cope with depression, anger and other negative emotions, as well as pain and stress management, better personal communications, appropriate and timely use of medications, healthier eating, getting more sleep and making informed decisions about medical treatment.

Paul Chason, chief executive officer for the local Y, pointed out that class size is limited and that pre-registration would be a good idea for those who plan to take the course.

“We’d like to have up to 18 in the class,” he said. “It’s going to be first come, first served, so pre-registration is encouraged.”
To reserve a place in the class or to find out more about it, contact Kenya, by phone at 368-9622, or in person at the YMCA’s 501 South Pensacola Avenue facility.