MU Extension events calendar
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Chronic Disease Self-Management -- Springfield (Session 4 of 6)
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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 four: Making an action plan; problem solving; better breathing; healthy eating; communication skills
Debate of Presiding Commissioners Candidates
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Executive Conference Center
910 W Battlefield St, Springfield MO map...
Hear from the candidates running for Greene County Presiding Commissioner. The Greene County Extension Council is hosting this debate as a kickoff to the election. Council members will serve as hosts and moderator.
All candidates running for the Presiding County Commissioner's seat will participate in this debate and forum. Prepared questions will be asked along with questions from the audience.