Public Health

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Living Well With Chronic Conditions Classes Starting Soon in Northfield - Sign-up Deadline May 1st

Rice County Public Health and Northfield Retirement Community are teaming up to offer Living Well with Chronic Conditions in Northfield for interested community members. These evidence based programs help people with chronic conditions live healthier and fuller lives. The six week workshop series helps people feel better, be in control, and do the things they want to do.

Together with other attendees, class participants will learn and practice ways to improve how they take care of themselves and enjoy life.  Discussion areas include: self-management skills, practical ways to cope with pain and fatigue, better nutrition and exercise choices, new treatment options, and methods for speaking with a health care provider or family member about health.

Participants meet for 2 ½ hours once a week for six weeks. Classes begin May 4th and will be held on Thursdays, May 4th – June 8th, from 2:00 p.m.  -  4:30 p.m. at Northfield Retirement Community in Fellowship Hall, 910 Cannon Valley Drive, Northfield.

Classes are FREE and open to the public, but pre-registration is required by Monday, May 1st.  Please call Susan Roberts at 507-664-7359 or WellConnect at 507-251-3835 to register. You may also register online at

This class is a partnership between Northfield Retirement Community, Rice County Public Health, and Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging.



Josh Ramaker, Rice County Public Health SHIP Coordinator, (507) 332-5911

Deb Purfeerst, Rice County Public Health Director, (507) 332-6111

Sara Folsted, Rice County Administrator, (507) 332-6121

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