WATERBURY — A free, six-week Live Well With Chronic Pain telephone workshop is offered 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, April 6 through May 11.

Sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, participants can join from their home without having to use any technology beyond the telephone. The toll free WCAAA conference call line is used to connect participants to a trained Live Well leader who facilitates the workshop.

Adults with chronic pain 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 are also explored.

The workshop covers gentle chair exercises to help with pain and improve or maintain strength and energy. 

Breaking the pain cycle, pacing activities and rest, and tips for communicating with healthcare providers will be discussed.

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

The workshop is limited to six participants. 

The participant’s name, complete mailing address and phone number are needed in order to sign up for the workshop.

Those seeking more information and registration may contact Debby at dhorowitz@wcaaa.org or 203-757-5449 ext. 125.

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