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Getting Better Together

Getting Better Together is running here in the community, and the Northern Health Region is encouraging health-conscious habits for those with chronic health issues.

 

The program is coordinated by the Wellness Institute out of the 7 Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg and implemented in the north by The Northern Health Region.

 

Russell Thorne, Community Health Developer with the NRHA, says the program is designed to help manage chronic health conditions.

 

"The Get Better Together program is designed for individuals with any type of ongoing health issues.  It can be from arthritis, asthma, cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure.  Basically, you're looking at any ongoing health issue that a person is dealing with."

 

During the six-week program, participants will discuss various topics, including physical activity, healthy eating, stress-reducing techniques, pain and fatigue management, communication skills, problem-solving, medication use, and working with healthcare teams.

 

The program starts on Wednesday, March 27th, at The Pas Primary Health Care Centre and will run till May 1st.

 

The class is free and will run from 6:30 to 9 pm.

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