The Area Agency on Aging will hold a Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop in Steubenville at the Eastern Gateway Community Colleges Pulgiese Training Center, Room 108, beginning January 28, 2013, from 12-2:30 p.m. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a valuable tool to anyone who is living with any chronic disease, from lung, heart, diabetes, to high blood pressure, etc. Many people find themselves suffering from a chronic disease and do not know how to successfully manage their condition.

Each workshop runs for six weeks, meeting weekly for two and one half hours each session. The last day for the workshop is March 11, 2013, with no class being held on Presidents Day, February 18, 2013. In the six weeks you will learn different techniques to help you manage your personal chronic condition better and set you on the road to good self-management. Adults of any age can attend this workshop. For more information about the program and to register for the upcoming workshop please contact Carol Baker at 800-932-7277 or locally at 740-435-4704.

The Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, Inc., is located at 60788 Southgate Road, Byesville, Ohio 43723. AAA9 is the first step for information and answers on aging. For further information about the Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc. and the programs offered, call toll-free 800-932-7277 or visit their website at