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"Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop" Announced
Release Date: December 27, 2016

"Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop" Announced

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

(Newton, NJ) Cancer survivors that have completed treatments and/or caregivers of cancer survivors, are invited to participate in a "Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop," sponsored by the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services and the Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition. The "Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop" is a FREE six-week, 2½ 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 to take place at the Sparta Cancer Center Conference Room, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ, and will be held on Wednesdays from February 8 to March 15, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A healthy snack will be provided at each class.

Join us for an 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 dfriedberg@sussex.nj.us, today to learn more about the "Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop."

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