OHAI: ‘Healthy choices’ class to be offered at Pawhuska library

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will host a six-week “Healthier Choices, Healthier You” class at noon Mondays from July 17 to Aug. 21 at the Pawhuska Public Library, 1801 Lynn Ave.

The six-week class will help participants deal with issues such as pain, fatigue and inability to sleep. Instructors will share activities that will help to improve strength, exercise, endurance and safe use of medications. Ways to communicate effectively with family, friends and health care professionals also will be part of the presentation.

Participants will learn tools for: better breathing; techniques to control symptoms such as sleeplessness, pain, fatigue and depression; preventing falls; relaxation skills; making informed treatment decisions; communicating with your doctor and caregivers; and much more.

This class is designed for individuals and caregivers who have chronic health problems. Class targets older adults, caregivers, family members, or all of the above.

Participants are welcome to bring something to take notes. Take-home pamphlets and fliers will be provided.

To register, call Sharon Elder, Northeast OHAI Center of Healthy Aging, at 918-779-7367 or NEOHAI@ouhsc.edu.

The Northeast Center of Healthy Aging is located at 2025 E. 71 St. in Tulsa. The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma and is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.