WATERBURY — A free six-week virtual Live Well With Chronic Pain workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, January 26, February 2, 19, 16 and 23 and March 2, 2021, on Zoom.

Participants will need a computer, tablet or cell phone and a reliable internet connection. A technology training session will be provided on January 19.

Adults with chronic pain may register for this program to help them take control over their life and health. Participants will learn better ways of dealing with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep.

Techniques to improve or maintain strength and energy, appropriate use of medications and ways to improve nutrition will also be covered.

The workshop also teaches easy, gentle chair exercises to help with pain and improve or maintain strength and energy. Breaking the pain cycle, pacing activities and rest and communicating with healthcare providers will be discussed.

Live Well workshops are beneficial for caregivers, family members and friends of those with chronic pain.

Materials will be sent directly to participants at no cost and include the book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Pain, an instruction booklet, and exercise and relaxation CDs.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Those seeking more information or registration may email Debby Horowitz at dhorowitz@wcaaa.org or Cathy Grosshart at cgrosshart@swcaa.org with name, address and phone number.

The program is sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Southwestern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, the State Unit on Aging and the state Department of Public Health through a grant from the Administration on Aging.

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