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YWCA Central Massachusetts offering seven-week Couples Teamwork workshop for dealing with chronic illness
By Douglas Flynn / February 14, 2018

YWCA Central Massachusetts, in partnership with Fallon Health and Summit Eldercare, is offering "Couples Teamwork," a seven-week workshop series for couples dealing with chronic illness.

Throughout the program, the person with a chronic illness and the caregiver participate together, using teamwork to shape a strong, well-planned, positive and meaningful future, with a focus on the needs of both.

Experts will help couples develop a plan and acquire tools and resources for building strong lives through financial planning, legal planning, a healthy lifestyle and home planning.

The program will comprise of weekly sessions from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning on March 3 and ending on April 14 at YWCA Central Massachusetts (1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608).

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Elyse Waksman at healthprogram@ywcacentralmass.org or Director of Wellness and Health Equity Patty Flanagan at 508-767-2505, x3021. You can also get the registration form here (PDF).



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