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August 22nd, 2016

Live Well, Learn How to Fish

By Amy - Coach

I’ve never been fond of fishing. But the quote “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” has always had meaning for me. When I was offered the opportunity to become a leader of the Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program at the DAHLC, I saw it as an opportunity to bring this adage to life. As a long-time sufferer of GI issues, I am no stranger to chronic disease. I worked closely with my healthcare provider to help manage my condition, but I also needed to “learn how to fish” if I wanted to live a normal life.DAHLC-3459

I am no professional fisherman (woman), but I can now confidently say I know how to direct the boat and work the line. I am a lifelong learner, and I am managing my condition. Now, I get to help others do the same. I want to empower others to become actively engaged in managing their own health. I believe a person’s wellbeing should be approached from a whole person perspective, and that is exactly what this program offers.

I look forward to co-leading our next Living Well with Chronic Conditions program this Fall. If you or someone you care for has a chronic condition, I encourage you to sign up for this 6-week program. It’s time to learn how to fish!

bookLiving Well with Chronic Conditions Program:
*Thursdays 1:30-4pm; 6 weeks (10/6/16 - 11/10/16)
*Informational session and registration: Thursday, September 22 @ 1:30pm
*To register, stop by the front desk or call (507) 266-4688

*Chronic conditions may include (but are not limited to):  Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chron's disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Gluten Intolerance, Heart Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Tobacco Use and Related Conditions. Condition does not need to be diagnosed.

 

 

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