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"Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop" Announced

Release Date: June 11, 2019
The "Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop" is a FREE six-week, 2 1/2 hour per week course, based on a chronic disease self-management model developed at Stanford University.

"Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop" Announced

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

(Newton, NJ) Cancer patients, survivors who have completed treatments and/or caregivers of cancer patients/survivors 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, and 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 titled "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions."

A course is scheduled to take place at the Sparta Cancer Center Conference Room, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. The course begins June 24, and ends July 29, 2019. 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."