Pain management program set to start

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Rural Resources Community Action and The Roe Foundation are sponsoring a free chronic pain self-management workshop on Fridays to help people maintain their independence and manage their conditions.

Workshops are once a week for six weeks, beginning on Friday, Sept. 7, and running until Friday, Oct. 12. The workshop will be from 9-11:30 a.m. Classes will be held at the Newport Health Center (behind the hospital) at 211 N. Cass, Newport. To sign up for the workshop call JoDee Savage at 509-447-9997, ext. 4002, or Art Mathew at 1-800-873-5889.

These workshops developed by Stanford University, include many self-management tools, including techniques to deal with symptoms, appropriate use of medication, working with your health care professionals, action plans, problem solving tools, ways to improve sleep, exercise and many more.

Stanford University has worked on developing the program for over three decades. They are designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms, better manage their health problems and lead fuller lives.

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