Community, Health Care Reform

Take Charge of Your Health Program for Older Adults and their Caregivers Coming to Park Forest

Rich Township Senior Serviuces
Rich Township Senior Services. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Evidence-based health programs for older adults and their caregivers

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- AgeOptions and Park Forest Health Department present a program on how to take care of your health again, a special series for senior citizens and their caregivers.

Meeting in six (6) sessions, the program will take place at the Rich Township Senior Services, 297 Liberty Dr, Park Forest, IL, 60466.

The first workshop will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sessions will be held on the following five Mondays: January 11, January 25, February 1, February 8, and concluding on February 22.

To register: Call (708) 748-5454.

Participants must have one or more chronic illnesses such as High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Arthritis, Depression, Chronic Heart Disease, COPD or Cancer.

Participants must attend at least 5 out of 6 sessions

This program is a proven series of six sessions taught by two trained class leaders.

Topics include:

  • Coping with fatigue, frustration, and isolation related to ongoing health conditions
  • Exercising to maintain and improve strength and flexibility
  • Using medications
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • Practicing good nutrition
  • Evaluating new treatment options

For additional information contact Jenise Ervin at (708) 748-1118 or contact her by email at [email protected].