MyCD workshop series slated

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By Paula Roybal Sanchez

By Special to the Monitor


Adults with ongoing health issues might be interested in joining a free, two-and-a-half-hour MyCD Workshop, being sponsored by Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization, the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service and the Family Y.  

Attendees will get the support they need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about health.  Those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety could benefit from a MyCD Workshop.

MyCD Workshops will be once a week, from 1:30-4 p.m., for six weeks, beginning Feb.5 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.  

Learn from Pauline Schneider, executive director, Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and Paula Roybal Sánchez, Extension Home economist, Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, trained volunteer leaders with health conditions.

  Topics that will be discussed include:  


Session one, Feb. 5: Introduction to workshop, group introductions, mind-body connection/distraction, getting a good night’s sleep, and introduction to action plans.

Session two, Feb. 12: Feedback and problem solving, dealing with difficult emotions, introduction to physical activity and exercise, preventing falls and improving balance, and making an action plan.

Session three, Feb. 19: Making decisions, pain and fatigue management, endurance exercise, relaxation, body scan and making an action plan.

Session four, Feb. 26: Better breathing, healthy eating, communication skills, problem solving and making an action plan.

Session five, March 5: Making healthy food choices, medication usage,  making informed treatment decisions, dealing with depression, positive thinking and making an action plan.

Session six, March 12: Working with your health care professional and health care system, weight management, looking back and planning for the future. The workshop will allow attendees to set their own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health.

The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. To register or get more information call 662-8920.

Handicapped or disabled individuals in need of special arrangements in order to participate in this program should contact the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 662-2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu.

For more information, contact the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 662-2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu