Chronic Pain Self Management

Sanford Center for Aging

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NOTE regarding 2021 workshops: To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will provide our workshops online via the Zoom teleconference tool. For information about any Sanford Center Wellness program, call (775) 235-8862 or email

We have added a second free Chronic Pain workshop starting in October!

Tuesdays, Oct. 26 to Nov. 30 from noon to 2:30 p.m. There is also an "class zero" orientation at noon Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Where: Wherever you are! The workshop will be given via Zoom videoconference. We have tablets available for anyone who needs a device that is capable of running Zoom. If you need a tablet for a class, let us know when you register, or call (775) 235-8862. 

Cost: Free.

Register now:

More info: Call (775) 235-8862 or email

During this six-week workshop you will learn: 

  • Skills to help you maintain a wellness focus and improve your quality of life
  • Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
  • Strategies for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Healthy eating
  • Decision making and problem solving

Who should participate in Chronic Pain Self Management?

Adults experiencing pain from a variety of causes, and care partners of those with pain. Causes can include:

  • Neck, shoulder, back pain, etc.
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post-surgical pain that lasts beyond 6 months
  • Nerve pain
  • Persistent headache
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Any general chronic pain
Find out more about wellness workshops: Call (775) 235-8862 or email