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2020 Spring Semester
Living Well with Chronic Pain
Instructor: Jen Paquet & Melissa Emmons
Mondays • 3/16-4/27 • 9:00-11:30 AM
Class size 8-20 students
19 seats remaining
Living Well with Chronic Pain covers the day-to-day challenges of living with chronic pain. It is valuable for adults with ongoing pain conditions such as arthritis or other forms of musculoskeletal pain, to fibromyalgia or neuropathic pain. Participants learn about effective, non-pharmacological strategies for symptom management and general wellness. Topics covered include techniques for dealing with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep; appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; nutrition; pacing activity and rest; and how to evaluate new treatments. Classroom
Jen Paquet is Healthy Living For ME’s Central Maine Regional Coordinator. Healthy Living for ME is the Maine core of evidence-based health management programs. Healthy Living for ME is helping communities across Maine create a culture of health, where prevention and wellness are the norm. Our programs give you the tools you need to take control of your own health and manage in a way that works best for you and your life.
Melissa Emmons is the Community Programs Coordinator for MaineGeneral’s evidence based programs. Melissa is a trained facilitator for the Self-Management Resource Center’s Chronic Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain Self-Management programs and has been leading classes since 2018. She is also a trained lifestyle coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Melissa holds a Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a B.S. in Marketing from Bentley University. Classroom