WVU Medicine begins chronic disease help sessions

West Virginia

Residents with Berkeley County Senior Services Center attended the first session of the Living Well program.

According to WVU Medicine officials, Living Well, a chronic disease self-management program, is a six-session workshop designed to help individuals coping with one or more chronic diseases learn to take day-to-day responsibility for their care, increase the skills necessary to manage their disease and work effectively with their health care professional.  

During the workshops, participants will be able to share struggles of living with a chronic disease and the steps they’re taking to improve their health.

“It’s for people with any kind of chronic disease it coul be arthritis, anxiety, depression, heart disease or diabetes, it’s really meant for people to learn how to kind of take charge of their health,” Dana Dejarnett, health promotion coordinator said.

The program is expected to run every Wednesday up until June 5.

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