Santa Cruz Public Library System Partners with The Health Trust to Offer Chronic Illness Self-Management Program

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Chronic Illness Classes Start Aug. 5 in Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Public Library System has partnered with The Health Trust to bring the Better Choices, Better Health program to Santa Cruz at no charge, beginning Aug. 5.

Better Choices, Better Health is a six-week self-management program series provided by two trained community leaders.

These workshops are for anyone and/or their caretakers dealing with the challenges of living with chronic or ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma or high cholesterol.

Participants will learn about stress management, dealing with pain and fatigue, weight management, decision making and more.

In 2011-2012, about 24 percent of adults in Santa Cruz County were diagnosed with high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease, according to the Health Santa Cruz County 2015 Report.

Workshops take place 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from Aug. 5 through Sept. 9. Participants are requested to attend each session and registration is required. Information and registration: 408-961-9877 or

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