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Erie County offers chronic illness management classes

The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced upcoming programs for adults and caregivers dealing with chronic illness.

The programs meet once weekly, are run by certified peer leaders coping with chronic disease themselves, and enable people to better manage their diseases, stay well and work more effectively with their health care provider.

Upcoming free programs include those at the following locations and dates:

• Commodore Perry Community Room, 279 Perry St.: Starts 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8.

• Autumnview Health Care, 4650 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg: Starts 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 10.

• Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst: Starts 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 12.

• Oak Senior Living, 8099 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville: Starts 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

• Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga (men’s class): Starts 12:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 8.

Additional fall-winter programs are being scheduled. Call 858-2177 for more information or to register, or find a workshop online at .

“These Stanford University evidence-based programs are proven to work and address many issues which are often not covered in detail in other programs,” Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak said in a news release. “This makes a big difference for people who wish to stay well and out of the hospital and ER. People know what conditions they have, and are told what to do, but often fall short in how to manage their diseases in the reality of a busy life.”

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