County hosts workshops on living well with a chronic condition or diabetes

From: Scott Anderson, Clackamas County Public & Government Affairs, 503-655-8752

Media and Interested Parties

The Social Services Division at Clackamas County is offering free, six-week workshop series on living your best with either chronic conditions or diabetes.

Facilitators at the workshops will provide people with tools to manage their own condition. Facilitators do not give advice, but rather share techniques and tools to help people find hope and useful options for feeling better while living with a chronic condition or diabetes.

Trained peer leaders point out techniques and tools to help you expand your quality of life while living with your condition (or that of a loved one). Participants learn self-management techniques to fight fatigue, problem solve, make decisions and reduce stress. Additional topics include action planning, relaxation techniques, healthy food choices, physical activity and helpful ways to communicate with others, including your provider.

Caregivers are welcome to take this training. Participants will receive a free resource book and relaxation CD to support their continued journey to wellness.

To reserve your spot or ask questions, please call the Family Caregiver Support program at 503-650-5605.

Chronic conditions workshops

Estacada cancelled
When: Begins March 7
Time and date: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Estacada Community Center, 200 SW Club House Drive map

When: Begins April 24
Time and date: Tuesdays, 9:30 am to noon
Where: Ant Farm, 39140 Proctor Blvd. map

Diabetes workshop

When: Begins April 18
Time and date: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive map

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Community Relations Specialist Scott Anderson at or 503-655-8752.