WATERBURY — A free, one-hour, six-week Live Well with Chronic Pain telephone workshop for adults will start at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 18.

Sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, participants can join from the comfort of 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 will facilitate 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 will also be explored.

The workshop will cover 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 also be discussed.

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 six participants.

More information and registration area available by contacting Debby Horowitz at dhorowitz@wcaaa.org or calling 203-757-5449 ext. 125.

Live Well with Chronic Pain is sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, the State Unit on Aging and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Generous support is also provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation.

This workshop is an evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University.

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