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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. August 23, 2018 – Connecting Point is hosting two free workshops to help Nevada County residents take charge of their long-term health.

Living Well with a Chronic Condition is geared toward folks with health conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, depression, and emphysema. Over this 6-week course, participants will share experiences, make action plans, and problem-solve alongside others with chronic conditions. This innovative and interactive workshop will help you improve your quality of life and lower your health care costs. You’ll learn techniques for dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation; build your strength and endurance; and learn how to effectively communicate with family, friends, and health professionals.

Living Well with a Chronic Condition classes are on Tuesdays, September 4th through October 9th from 1:00-3:30 pm at the Glenbrook Community Room at 265 Sutton Way in Grass Valley.

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is an evidence-based education program for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their caregivers. In this six-week class you will learn about self-care and symptom management and how to make choices that lead to better health. Get a better understanding of the human body, risk factors for diabetes, tools for self-monitoring, exercise, and meal planning to live well with diabetes.

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DEEP classes will be held on Thursdays, September 6th through October 11th from 1:00-3:00 pm at Interfaith Food Ministry, 440 Henderson Street in Grass Valley.

Both classes are offered in partnership with Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with assistance from Nevada County Public Health.

All Connecting Point classes are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, call Karen at 530-274-5601 or register online at connectingpoint.org/events.

Connecting Point is a public agency dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of our community. Learn more about us at connectingpoint.org.