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Free six-week health program coming to Hoffman Ests.

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A series of classes, Take Charge of Your Health, will return to Hoffman Estates beginning Friday, Aug. 29.

The free, six-week program for seniors who have chronic health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, or heart disease, or for individuals who live with someone who has a chronic health condition, will be offered each Friday through Oct. 3.

Take Charge of Your Health will be held at the Hoffman Estates Branch of the Schaumburg Township Library, 1550 Hassell Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is required.

The Stanford University-developed program covers a wide variety of topics, including physical activity, sleep, weight management, and relaxation techniques. Class participants learn to use a variety of self-management tools to help them take charge of their health.

Class facilitators Catherine Dagian, a registered nurse from the Village of Hoffman Estates Health and Human Services Department, and Valerie Wilson have been trained to conduct the program, which is sponsored by Age Options, the Illinois Department of Health and the Village of Hoffman Estates.

For information about the program, call (847) 781-4850. To register, call (847) 923-3347 or visit the Schaumburg Township Library website at

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