MU Extension events calendar
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Chronic Disease Self-Management -- Springfield (Session 3 of 6)
When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to noon
CoxHealth Surgery Center, Springfield
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based program which assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. The CDSMP is provided in two and a half hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, in community settings (e.g. senior centers, churches, libraries). People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom deal with chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Session three: Using your mind to manage symptoms; action planning; problem solving; physical activity and exercise; making decisions; pain and fatigue management
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic, Springfield MO map...
Join grafting experts Patrick Byers (MU Extension) and John Avery (MSU State Fruit Experiment Station) for a hands-on demonstration of fruit tree grafting techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring apple scionwood from a favorite tree, as well as a sharp grafting tool. We will provide apple rootstocks, and participants will perform whip/tongue grafting and take home two apple trees.
Fruit tree grafting workshop
To register, contact Lorri Winters at 417-881-8909; registation fee may be mailed to Lorri Winters at MU Extension-Greene County, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO 65807.