The Waterbury Senior center is hosting a free, six-week Live Well Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop on Mondays from 9:30 – 12 noon from April 6- May 11 at 1985 East Main Street in Waterbury.  Adults with chronic pain are encouraged to register for this program to help them take control over their life and health. Participants will learn better ways of dealing with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep. Techniques to improve or maintain strength and energy, appropriate use of medications and ways to improve nutrition will also be covered. The workshop also teaches easy, gentle chair exercises to help with pain and improve or maintain strength and energy. Breaking the pain cycle, pacing activities and rest and communicating with healthcare providers will be discussed. Live Well workshops are also beneficial for caregivers, family members and friends of those with chronic pain.

This evidenced-based program is sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, the State Unit on Aging and the Connecticut Department of Public Health through a grant from the Administration on Aging. Funding is also provided by generous grants from the Connecticut Community Foundation and the American Savings Foundation.

All participants get a free copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 203-574-6746.