Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Coming To Fulton County

VR LOGO - WEBWAUSEON, OH) — The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio is offering an evidenced-based program called Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) at the Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton Street, Wauseon, OH. The program is for Fulton County Seniors who have been diagnosed with chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 to 6 months, or beyond the normal healing time of an injury. The program will be held every Monday from March 2nd-April 6th from 9:30am-12:00pm.

CPSMP is a small group workshop that meets two and one half hours once a week for six weeks. Workshop leaders are certified by the Stanford University.

Those interested must pre-register by contacting Sherry Fry at 419-337-9299 or sfry@fultoncountyoh.com. Participants of this program report that they have more energy, less pain, less dependence on others, improved mental health, increased activity, better coping skills and overall improved quality of live. With CPSMP, participants will get the support needed and learn coping techniques to:

•Decrease frustration and fatigue
•Overcome isolation and poor sleep
•Maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance
•Use medications appropriately
•Communicate with family, friends and health professionals
•Improve nutrition
•Pace self and avoid overexertion
•Evaluate new treatments

The Workshop includes two manuals, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” and the “CPSMP Workbook”, exercise CD as well as a Relaxation CD, “Time for Health.” Certificates are awarded upon completion and refreshments are provided each week. There is no cost to attend the program.

The above information is also listed on the website, www.fultoncountyoh.com/seniorcenter. To receive notifications and updates regarding upcoming Senior Center events via email or text, please visit www.fultoncountyoh.com and click the “Notify Me” tab located on the home page.

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