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Department of Health will host workshop for individuals battling cancer

The Somerset County Department of Health is scheduled to host a free “Cancer Thriving and Surviving” workshop for people who are battling the disease and others whose lives are touched by the disease.

The Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Morris and Somerset Counties and the county department are inviting people who are battling cancer, cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones of anyone affected by cancer to attend the free six-week workshop.

Professionals from the program said in a statement the workshop seeks “to teach participants how to set personal goals and develop skills that can help them overcome barriers, better manage their health and improve their quality of life.”

The workshop will be held on Monday beginning Sept. 9 and continue on Sept. 16, 23, 30, and Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 from 5:30-8 p.m. The workshop will not be held on Columbus Day, Oct. 14.

Organizers said the workshop is intended to be fun, interactive and practical. It will be offered at the Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave., Somerville.

Organizers said participants will learn how to better manage symptoms of cancer, how to eat healthier, exercise safely, alleviate pain and fatigue, and become more independent.

Participants will receive a free book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” and a light dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call Lea Kimmelman at 908-203-6077 or email Kimmelman@co.somerset.nj.us

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