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Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton is hosting a free six-week program on chronic pain self-management, a participant education program developed by Stanford University.

the class is for adults living with and/or caring for someone with chronic pain. The sessions are geared to help manage and educate participants and are led by professionals with chronic pain themselves.

Subjects covered in the sessions include:

– Techniques to deal with problems such as fatigue, frustration, pain and isolation
– Appropriate use of medications
– How to communicate effectively with family , friends and medical professionals
– Nutrition tips and advice
– Decision making
– How to evaluate new treatments

The program meets once a week on Mondays, beginning on March 2. Each participant will also receive a companion book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” and a Chronic Pain Workbook with Moving Easy CD.

The class runs from March 2 to April 6, from 9-11:30 a.m. at Golden Pond (50 W. Main Street #1, Hopkinton, MA). Classes and parking are free. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call Jen Belesi at 508-435-1250 x47.

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