Chronic disease self-management

JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announces a program titled Chronic Disease Self-Management will begin on from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of Nathan Littauer Hospital, 99 E. State St., according to a news release.

“This six-week evidence-based series of classes are specifically designed for anyone with an ongoing health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, chronic pain, obesity, depression, anxiety … or for those who are caring for someone with an ongoing health issue,” stated Tammy Merendo, Littauer’s director of community education. “Participants will learn how to better manage their condition to improve their overall health and quality of life.”

The program is free and complimentary meals are included. The classes will meet once each week for six weeks through Feb. 28. The space is limited — to attend, call HealthLink Littauer at (518) 736-1120.

By Kerry Minor

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