LINDSBORG — Lindsborg Community Hospital will offer a free workshop series for people living with chronic conditions and their caregivers. The six-week workshop series helps people gain self-confidence in controlling their symptoms, better manage their health and lead a fuller life.

The workshops are interactive and promote the development of skills necessary to lead a healthy life with chronic conditions. The workshop series is designed to complement medical treatments and education provided by healthcare providers. People living with chronic conditions and their caregivers who attend the workshop series will receive a free copy of the book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions.”

“The self-management workshops are a great opportunity for individuals with chronic conditions and their caregivers to learn skills that can change lives,” says Karna Peterson, Family Health Care Clinic director. “The workshop series was developed by Stanford University and is being utilized around the world to improve self-management skills for those with chronic conditions. We are very excited to partner with the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care to bring these workshops to our community.”

An informational meeting with certified instructors Cynthia Woodard and Karen Stugelmeyer will be held at 6 p.m. on March 19 at Lindsborg Community Hospital. The 6-week workshop will begin on April 2 and run from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The workshop series is made possible through partnership with Kansas Self-Management Education. For more information, contact the Family Health Care Clinic, 785-227-3371 or visit www.selfmanagekansas.org.