The City of Evanston is sponsoring a free series of health seminars this summer for older adults who want to learn to thrive, not simply survive, with chronic health conditions.

The interactive series of six weekly workshops uses the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University. Trained class leaders help participants learn to cope with fatigue, frustration, pain and isolation that may be related to ongoing health conditions.

Class members also learn about exercise, nutrition, using medications, communicating with family, friends and health professionals, evaluating new treatment options and problem-solving around their ongoing health condition.

The “Take Charge of Your Health seminars will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. starting on Thursday, July 22, at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave. and starting Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.

The workshops are made possible by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging via the Illinois Department of Public Health. To register call the Levy Center at 847-448-8250 or the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center at 847-448-8254.

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