Better Choices Better Health: Workshops Offered in Wailuku and Kihei

January 5, 2011, 6:50 AM HST
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The County will sponsor two sets of health management workshops beginning this month in Wailuku and Kihei.  The “Better Choices…Better Health” workshops hosted by the Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Office on Aging provide practical information, tools and support to people of all ages who are interested in incorporating healthier habits into their lives.  The workshops also help people with chronic conditions better manage their health.

Better Choices Better Health Flyer.

The workshops consist of a series of six classes that focus on learning and implementing practical skills used to stay healthy and control symptoms through relaxation, nutrition, improved communication skills, medication management, and exercise. Participants develop achievable “action plans” that lead to positive changes and greater confidence.

The first workshop series runs on consecutive Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., beginning January 11 at Hale Mahaolu Elua Community Hall located at 200 Hina Avenue in Kahului. The second set of classes will take place on consecutive Fridays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. beginning January 21 at Kalama Heights located at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.

Participants receive the book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 3rd Edition,” and an audio relaxation CD, “Time for Healing.”

The cost is $10 for those 60 and older, and $35 for those under 60. Scholarships are available for anyone under 60 experiencing financial hardship.

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Advance registration is required as space is limited to 14 participants per class. For more information or to register, call Better Choices Better Health Maui County Coordinator Robin Pilus at 281-0094.

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