Feeling Better Just Got Easier, OMC offers an education program for people
with chronic health problems
Ozarks Medical Center’s (OMC) Behavioral Healthcare is offering a
free program for people living with such ailments as chronic pain, diabetes,
and lung and heart disease. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
will be offered weekly on Fridays, beginning July 24 and finishing on
August 28. The class will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the OMC Parkway Center.
Taught by Nurse Care Manager from Behavioral Health Care, Laura Shepard,
RN, the program goals include improving knowledge of living a healthy
life with a chronic condition; identifying and learning the latest pain
management approaches; learning to manage fatigue and stress more effectively;
finding solutions to problems caused by painful conditions; identifying
ways to deal with anger, fear, frustration and depression; discussing
the role of exercise and nutrition in chronic disease management; learning
new ways to communicate with family and friends; and learning how to form
a partnership with the health-care team.
The program is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior
Services and the Missouri Regional Arthritis Center. Participants will
receive the book
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions at no cost.
Registration is required. To sign up, call 417-257-6762, extension 4112.
If needed, ask about transportation assistance.