Comox Valley Nursing Centre offering chronic pain education

The Comox Valley Nursing Centre's chronic pain educational series for fall is all lined up, and it starts with an orientation Sept. 19

The Comox Valley Nursing Centre’s chronic pain educational series for fall is all lined up.

Sept. 19 — Orientation to sessions;

Sept. 26 — Nature of Chronic Pain;

Oct. 3 — Emotional well-being;

Oct. 17 — Exercise;

Oct. 24 — Healthy Eating;

Oct. 31 — Medication Management.

Sessions take place on Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. at 615 10th St. in Courtenay in the Glacier Room. Participants can self refer and the program is free.

The nursing centre‘s six-week educational program focuses on living well with chronic pain. The primary goal is to assist participants in learning about their pain and to begin to explore and develop personal strategies for pain management.

This educational program features interactive sessions with nurses, a social worker specializing in stress management, a nutritionist, a kinesiologist (exercise specialist) and a pharmacist.

To register, call the volunteer desk at 250-331-8504, ext. 38115.

Seating is limited.

— Comox Valley Nursing Centre