Diakon Community Services is accepting registrations for “Living a Healthy Life,” a six-week workshop designed by Stanford University to help improve health for those living with chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease, COPD, and arthritis.

The workshops will be held at Frey Village, 1020 N. Union St., Middletown, from 1:30-4 p.m., Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 and June 7. Light refreshments will be served.

The program is funded by a grant from the Highmark Foundation, with a focus on creating chronic disease self-management education within senior living communities.

Developed for those ages 50 and older, the workshop is designed to help improve healthy behavior and health status and decrease days spent in the hospital. Offered at no charge, the program includes use of all course materials, including a textbook.

Topics include using one’s mind, healthy eating, understanding emotions, breathing techniques, medications, working with health professionals, decision-making skills, physical activity, sleep, communication, and weight management.

For more information or registration, call (800) 621-6325.

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