The Bridgton Community Center is offering the Living Well chronic disease self-management program to people with any chronic condition who want to take more control of their own health.

Classes will meet each Thursday from 1-3:30 p.m. at 15 Depot St., Bridgton, from Thursday, May 29, through Thursday, July 3.

Living Well is a six-week program that teaches real-life skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition. Common chronic conditions include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and others.

People with different chronic health problems attend together. Program participants report improved overall health, less fatigue and disability more time spent in exercise, better nutrition, and improved communication with physicians.

The Bridgton Community Center is working in collaboration with the Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging, Maine’s Office of Elder Services, and the MaineHealth Partnership for Healthy Aging, under the Healthy Choices for ME program to advance evidence-based prevention and wellness programs in Maine. Healthy Choices for ME is funded in part by a grant from the Administration on Aging, awarded to Maine’s Office of Elder Services and a grant from the Rite Aid Foundation.

Registration fee is $10 and $5 of this fee can be applied towards the purchase of course materials. Limited scholarships are available. Contact Lorraine Goldrup at the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116 to register or request additional information.

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