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"Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop" Announced
Release Date: January 31, 2018

"Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop" Announced

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

(Newton, NJ) Cancer survivors who have completed treatments and/or their caregivers are invited to participate in a "Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop," sponsored by the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Divisions of Health and Senior Services along with the Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition. The "Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop" is a free six-week, 2 ½ hour per week course, based on a chronic disease self-management model developed at Stanford University.

Each week, the interactive class led by a team of Peer Leaders will assist participants in learning techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep, and living with uncertainty. Other topics include exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility and endurance; decision making about treatments and complementary therapies; effective communication with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and, setting priorities. Each participant will receive a supplemental manual entitled "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions."

A course is currently scheduled at the Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Drive, Hamburg, NJ, and will be held on Fridays from February 16, to March 23, 2018, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. A healthy snack will be provided at each class. Join us for this informative six-week workshop. Space is limited and registration is required! Contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at (973) 579-0555, ext. 1222 or via email at dfriedberg@sussex.nj.us today to learn more about the "Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop."

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