Better choices, better health

News | May 27, 2020

Better Choices, Better Health — which helps adults with chronic conditions to build confidence in their ability to manage their health and lead active lives — will be offered beginning in June through St. Paul.

This evidence-based program, developed by Stanford University, will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. for six weeks, June 16-July 21. At least the first three sessions will be held through the Zoom videoconferencing system.

Participants are asked to sign up online for this evidence-based program at stpaulqc.org/signups. Class size is limited. Questions? Contact Beth Laureijs, beth@stpaulqc.org.

The workshop sessions will be taught by Beth Laureijs, St. Paul’s pastoral residency administrator, and Barb Wiese, a retired professor from St. Ambrose University. Chronic conditions can include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other physical and mental health conditions.

Participants will learn:
■ Techniques to deal with isolation, frustration, fatigue, and pain
■ Suitable exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
■ Appropriate use of medications
■ How to communicate effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
■ Healthy eating and nutrition tips
■ How to evaluate treatment options

3 Comments on “Better choices, better health”

  • Sheila Mesick

    May 30, 2020 at 12:11 am

    I signed up for the class. I have a new computer, not good at all about technology. Would it be possible for someone to walk me through how to set up the zoom program? My cell # 563-723-2796. Thank you.

    • May 30, 2020 at 10:46 am

      Hi Sheila! Beth will be in touch. Glad you are signed up! – Ann

  • Pat Grimm

    May 28, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Can you sign me up for this? Thanks. Pat

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