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Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Offers Free Chronic Disease Management Program



Set manageable goals to improve your health and your life

To help seniors who have a chronic disease live a healthier lifestyle, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in partnership with the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada will offer a new program.  The free six-week, Healthy Aging: Up2Me chronic disease self management program will be offered weekly starting on Thursday, Jan. 13 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“Chronic disease impacts many people in our community and, with greater support mechanisms and resources, those affected could live healthier lives,” said Susan Harris, MS, MA, coordinator of the Gerontology Academic program at the Sanford Center for Aging.  “This six-week program will help guide participants in setting goals while they work with a certified trainer to manage their conditions.”

If you are 55 or older and have a chronic condition, such as arthritis, heart or lung conditions, high blood pressure, cancer or other chronic conditions, this free, six-week class series can help you cope with your condition.  During the program, you will learn how to manage your chronic disease through exercise techniques, communication skills, setting personal goals, learning about community resources, and how to optimize your relationship with your physician.  Additionally, all participants will receive a copy of the book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions upon completion the program.  All classes are taught by certified trainers.

The six week program will begin on Thursday, Jan. 13 and end on Feb. 17.  All classes will run from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will take place at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, 235 W. Sixth Street, Reno.  Registration is required and space is limited. Additional workshops will be held each month at various locations around the community.  For more information and to register, call 770-7100 or visit https://www.saintmarysreno.org/Classes_And_Events/index.htm.

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About Saint Mary’s
In 2010 Saint Mary’s celebrates 102 years of delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services to northern Nevada. Founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Saint Mary’s is a member of the Catholic Healthcare West family of hospitals and medical centers in Arizona, California, and Nevada. As a fully integrated, faith-based healthcare system with 380 licensed beds, approximately 2,300 employees, 850 affiliated physicians, and 300 volunteers, Saint Mary’s provides a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community services to go Well Beyond for the community we serve.  For more information, please visit www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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