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Here's to You: Sanford Health to present free Living Well Workshops

Effective self-management skills have proven to help people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, obesity or other ongoing health conditions.

To help people live fuller, healthier and more active lives, Sanford Health is offering free Living Well Workshops. The six-week workshops are for anyone with ongoing health problems and their support people. Participants will learn important skills such as problem solving, goal setting, relaxation techniques, and ways to deal with difficult emotions, pain, fatigue and stress.

In Bemidji, the workshop will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 and May 4 and 11. Registration is required; call Sanford Health at 701-234-5570 or 877-234-4240.

Living Well was developed by Stanford University; research has shown that the workshop is extremely effective in helping people achieve better health, less time in the hospital, and a more active lifestyle.

The workshop is open to people with different types of ongoing health problems.

Living Well is facilitated by two trained leaders who live with ongoing health problems. To learn more about facilitating a class, call 701-234-5089.