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MVES hosts free virtual health events

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Events teach healthy eating and self-management of health problems

  Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) will present two free virtual workshop series in January and February 2023.

  “Healthy Eating for Successful Living” will be held on Tuesdays, January 31 to February 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn how to connect virtually through a Zoom platform and take this free class from the comfort of your home. Throughout the series, you’ll learn more about how nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle changes can promote better health. This virtual workshop series focuses on heart- and bone-healthy nutrition strategies to help maintain or improve wellness and prevent chronic disease development or progression in older adults. Healthy Eating uses the USDA’s MyPlate as a framework.

  “My Life; My Health,” a virtual chronic disease self-management workshop series, will be held from Monday, February 6 to March 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (no class on Feb. 20). Learn how to connect virtually through a Zoom platform and take this free class from the comfort of your home. You don’t want chronic disease, pain or discomfort to limit the activities and life you enjoy. The series is for anyone living with an ongoing medical condition, such as arthritis, asthma, chronic back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, COPD, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease or stroke. Topics will include managing and controlling pain, beginning (or improving) an exercise program, handling stress and learning to relax, increasing energy, and eating for your health and well-being.

  Class size is limited for both workshop series, so reserve your spot today. To register, or if you have any questions about the program, contact Donna Covelle at dcovelle@mves.org or call 781-388-4867.

  About Mystic Valley Elder Services: MVES is a nonprofit agency that provides essential home- and community-based care and resources to older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. Based in Malden, Mass., MVES serves Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop. Agency services include coordination of home care, transportation, Meals on Wheels and information and referrals. For more information, please call 781-324-7705 or visit www.mves.org.

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