Category Archives: Health

Reminder: Live at the Library Tomorrow!

Overwhelmed by clutter?  Frustrated by too much to do and too little time?  Wasting time looking for things you can’t find?   “The Law, Your Money and You” will host a panel discussion featuring professional organizers who share tips on improving productivity, creating an orderly home and workplace, and saving time and money.  Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Sharon Public Library, 11 North Main Street, Sharon.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments included.  To register:  www.sharonpubliclibrary.org or 781-784-1578.

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Coping with Chronic Health Problems on Sharon Community Television

As we all age and live longer, the likelihood of having a chronic health condition increases.  Whether it’s diabetes, heart problems, asthma,  or mental health issues, there are ways to cope that you may not have tried.  HESSCO eldercare experts Marilyn Arrott and Sheryl Leary share these coping skills on the next show of “The Law, Your Money and You!”.  They help viewers make action plans, communicate with healthcare providers and use other resources to manage their conditions, creating a better quality of life.

The episode will air on Sharon Community Television on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00AM.  If you, your family, or friends are not Sharon residents, check with your local cable TV to check when this episode airs in your town.

Roberta and Camille sitting with Arrott and Leary

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Shifting Health Care Delivery On Sharon Community Television

If you’re old enough to remember the days doctors made house calls, you may see history repeating itself.  At-home care is one of the ways the healthcare system is changing the way it delivers care to its patients.  In next week’s program of “The Law, Your Money and You”, John Holiver, president of Norwood Hospital, explains how hospitals and other providers are pro-actively seeking ways to reduce their expenses while improving their quality of care.

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Manage Your Pain!

You’ve heard of managing your money and managing your time and managing your closet – how about organizing your pain ????  A new and exciting program is being offered by HESSCO through Stanford University.

The My Life My Health workshop is a 6 week program designed and researched by the Stanford University Medical Center. The program helps individuals living with a challenging persistent or chronic health condition. Attendees learn strategies developed and tested by researchers that help you to set and meet personal goals, identify and try out simple techniques to improve your quality of life, improve communication with your doctor, increase your energy levels and more. Research shows that people who attend this program show improvement in exercise, symptom management, improved self-reported general health, less fatigue and more. According to the Stanford University Medical Center research, workshop participants have fewer hospitalizations and less outpatient visits with  their physicians. Contact HESSCO Elder Services for information about the next available workshop at 781-784-4944.

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