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Published on April 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Dotti Kruppo, Director, Community Relations dotti_kruppo@uhs.org

“Happy, Healthy and Wise” Workshops Offered Mornings and Evenings at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital

Learn new coping skills for chronic conditions! “Happy, Healthy and Wise” is a free, six session course on how you can reduce the fear, stress and pain associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart or lung problems, diabetes, chronic pain, or stress and anxiety.

These 6 free, interactive workshops will also help you deal with fatigue, make better nutrition and exercise choices, and get a better night's sleep. They will also help you discover ways to be better able to speak with your doctor and family about your condition and set realistic goals and plans to improve your health and your life.

You will have the opportunity to work and learn from others who share similar health concerns. All attendees will receive the Living a Healthy Life book and healthy snacks and have fun! This practical program can show you how a nutritious diet, the right kind of exercise and stress-reduction methods truly can help you to live happier, healthier and wiser.

The Happy, Healthy and Wise Workshops are free of charge and held once a week, over a 6 week period and will be held on Wednesday evenings, beginning on May 3 through June 7 from 5:30-8 PM or you may choose to attend our morning sessions. They will be held on Thursdays from 10-12:30 beginning May 4 through June 8. All sessions will be held at the UHS Delaware Valley Hospital Finance Building, Wellness Room, 20 West Street, Walton and are limited to 15 in each group. You can register by calling 607-865-2409 or visiting uhs.net/classesandevents.

Sessions will also be offered at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital. They will be held on Monday evenings, beginning on May 1 through June 5 from 5:30-8 PM, with the exception of Monday, May 29ths session which will be held Tuesday May 30, due to the Memorial Day holiday. All sessions will be held at the UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital basement conference room. You can register by calling 607-865-2409 or visiting uhs.net/classesandevents.

These workshops are the local implementation of Stanford University's evidence-based, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and the leaders have all completed Stanford University training.

UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties. Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s Southern Tier.

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