Free healthy living workshops

The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, the state Department on Aging and state Department of Public Health are sponsoring two free, six-week health programs: Live Well and Live Well Diabetes.

Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, pain, depression, and anxiety. It will take place at Maplewood at Strawberry Hill, 73 Strawberry Hill Avenue in Norwalk on Wednesdays, beginning March 23 from 1 to 3:30, ending April 27. To register, call 203-220-9600.

Live Well Diabetes is specifically for those with diabetes. Participants will learn healthy ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, and difficult emotions. Subjects covered include nutrition, exercise, decision making, problem solving, goal setting and more. Participants are lent a copy of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, and a relaxation CD.

This program will take place on Monday mornings at the Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk, beginning April 4, from 9 to 11:30, ending May 9. To register, call 203-847-3115.