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Living Well with Chronic Pain

Living Well with Chronic Pain is a six-week program that meets once a week for two hours. It is for anyone over the age of 18 that has chronic pain and is looking to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with chronic pain.

Participants learn to:

  • Use techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep;
  • Exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Use of medications
  • Communication skills
  • Healthy eating
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • Goal setting
  • How to evaluate new treatments

How Long: 6 weeks

How Often: 1x per week for 2 hours each time

Cost: Free of charge


March 18 – April 22 (Mondays)
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Rochester – 125 Live, 125 Elton Hills Dr. NW

April 8 – May 13 (Mondays)
2:00 – 4:00 pm
La Crescent United Methodist Church, 520 N Elm St.

Request a class in your community

The following Active Aging Program Administrator in your area will be happy to speak with you

Sue Degallier
Sue DegallierActive Aging Program Director, Program Administrator Winona County
Jessica Mollison
Jessica MollisonActive Aging Program Administrator Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, and Wabasha Counties
Mary Cassem
Mary CassemActive Aging Program Administrator Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Jackson, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, and Watonwan Counties
Marlene Levine
Marlene LevineActive Aging Program Administrator Freeborn, Steele, Rice, Dodge, Mower, and Waseca Counties