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Pain Less 

 

Are we done with New Year’s resolutions yet? No? Here’s an easy one: “I’d like to not hurt as much in 2013.” That’s a no brainer, right? Sure.

Humboldtians who live with chronic pain -- whether dealing with long-term health issues like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, chronic pain, etc. -- have a no cost way to potentially ease their torment. Aligning Forces Humboldt will be launching a bunch of free, six-week-long Our Pathways to Health workshops across the county. The classes, which aren't specific to any one condition, provide attendees tips to self-manage their pain.

Sound like something for you? Then see which one of these courses best fits you time/geographic-wise:

Eureka: Mondays, Jan. 14 to Feb. 18, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Telehealth and Visiting Specialist Center.

Eureka: Fridays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at General Hospital.

Eureka (for veterans): Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 19, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building.

Eureka (in Spanish): Mondays, Jan. 28 to March 11, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Community Health and Wellness Center.

Arcata: Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to March 13, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Potawot Health Village.

Fortuna: Wednesdays, Jan. 16 to Feb. 20, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Royal Crest Mobile Estates.

McKinleyville: Wednesdays, Feb. 13 to March 20, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Church on the Rock.

Redway: Thursdays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 21, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Redwoods Rural Health Center.

No pain? You gain. For more info on Our Pathways to Health,  and to RSVP (space is limited) call Michelle at 445-2806 ext. 4.

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