Chronic PainSeveral times each year the Health Centre offers two six week programs to help individuals learn tools and skills to living well with a chronic condition.

This program is for individuals who are living with the challenges of a chronic (ongoing) health concern. These chronic conditions include: pain, diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) or asthma – to name a few.
The purpose of these groups is to support people to “live well” with a chronic condition. Support is given in the areas of:

  • Coping with pain and fatigue
  • Managing difficult emotions
  • Exercise and nutrition
  • Communication, goal setting & problem solving
  • Use of medication
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Developing positive partnerships with health care professionals

The group is open to people with chronic conditions as well as those who care for them. Free child-minding is available if required. To find out when the next group is scheduled, please contact Clara, Seniors’ WrapAround Facilitator (519) 660-0875 ext 1314.