Library to host WVU chronic pain program

WVU Medicine in person chronic pain self-management program new session announced

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center are offering a program for those dealing with chronic pain.  Living Well Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a 6-session health workshop to help individuals coping with chronic pain learn to take day-to-day responsibility for their care, increase the skills necessary to manage their pain and work effectively with their health care professionals.  In addition, participants learn problem-solving and decision-making skills that enable them to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with a chronic illness.

This program will be offered in person at the Charles Town Library, 200 East Washington Street, Charles Town.  This workshop is interactive, informative, and fun. The session of will be on Wednesdays from 3-5:30pm, March 1 – April 5, 2023.

Living Well was developed by the Patient Education Research Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  The curriculum follows Stanford’s guidelines which have been medically approved and rigorously tested to ensure effectiveness.

Participants of Living Well have reported significant changes in health such as less fatigue, less disability, improved functioning and fewer hospital stays.  Participants have also shown improvements in exercise adherence, pain and stress management, communication with physicians and more confidence in their ability to manage their conditions.

Living Well is FREE and open to those with chronic conditions.  Everyone can benefit from learning the skills to coordinate all the activities needed to manage their health, as well as help them maintain a full and active life. 

For more info or to sign up for the next session, contact Dana DeJarnett 304-264-1287, ext. 31814, dana.dejarnett@wvumedicine.org.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 24, 2023.

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