WCFHT offers living with chronic pain workshop

CARP – The West Carleton Family Health Team (WCFHT) will once again offer patients a free workshop, “ocalled Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain.

It is a series of six sessions, led by two facilitators trained by Bruyère Continuing Care. Topics include incorporating fitness into daily routines; managing depression and fatigue; communicating effectively with the health care team; and setting goals, problem solving and taking action to live a healthy life.

“The workshops are aimed at adults of any age, living with chronic pain, as well as their family, friends, and caregivers.,” the WCFHT released in a statement. “The chronic pain could stem from any type of pain – arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.”

The program is designed to enhance regular treatment and does not conflict with existing programs or treatment. Participants will also receive a textbook and workbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, and a program CD with exercises that can be done at home.

 The workshop will be offered on the following dates:

 Tuesday afternoons 2:30 to 5 p.m.: April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, and June 4

West Carleton FHT, Conference Room (lower level), 119 Langstaff Drive, Carp, ON.

 Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 For more info or to register, contact Talia Ignacy at 613-839-3271 x179 or email taliai@wcfht.ca.