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Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

June 12, 2018


Christy Jergens, Public Information Officer
Desk: 352-644-2677; Mobile: 352-266-5597

OCALA, Fla.—About half of all adults in the U.S. have at least one chronic health concern according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, when left unmanaged, these chronic conditions can worsen and lead to further complications.

“Chronic disease isn’t a static condition; it can improve, or it can get worse,” said Florida Department of Health in Marion County Health Officer Mark Lander. “Modifying some of our everyday behaviors can have a substantial impact on how or if our disease progresses and how we feel in our daily lives.”

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering a free six-week series of classes starting today to help residents learn how to successfully manage their chronic health diseases. During the class, participants will discuss topics such as medication, physical activities, problem solving, healthy eating, weight management, and preventing complications.

Residents can still register for the remaining five classes in the six-week series. Classes will be held June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10 and July 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 SW 84th Court, Suite 500, Ocala, Fla. 34481). Interested residents are encouraged to pre-register. To register or find out more information, contact Demi Danso-Odei at 352-644-2618 or

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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