Managing health and wellness

Smithton District Hospital’s Sandra Schuuring, Marlene Brown and Sharan McLaren encourage anyone living with a chronic health condition to find out more about the free ‘Get The Most Out of Life’ program. Picture: Jelena Potpara.

Program. Chronic disease sufferers may find comfort in a six-week workshop commencing at Smithton District Hospital later this month.

‘Get The Most Out of Life’ is a free program aimed at assisting people with chronic disease by providing the tools to improve health and get the most out of life.

Participants attend a two-and-a-half hour session weekly, facilitated by registered nurse Marlene Brown and home care coordinator Sandra Schuuring from the Smithton District Hospital.

The program is not an exercise program, but instead focuses on managing symptoms, effective communication with health providers and learning ways to make everyday tasks easier.

The course will also look at healthy eating and what it means, ways to fight fatigue, lessen frustration and set achievable goals.

The international program was developed at Stanford University, and is open to anyone with a long-term health condition.

The course commences on Tuesday October 28 at 1pm.

For more information or to register, phone Smithton District Hospital on 6452 4672.

What: Get The Most Out Of Life
When: Commences Tuesday October 28, 1pm
Where: Smithton District Hospital

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