Support Groups and Organizations Make Living w/ Chronic Health Conditions Easier in OC

Living with chronic health conditions or caring for those who suffer from those conditions can be difficult. Fortunately, Orange County has many resources available to help its residents as they cope with a wide variety of health issues. Below are just a few of the programs and resources hosting events this month to help those with health conditions.

Ideal Protein Weight Loss Introductory Educational Seminar

Oliveiri Chiropractic Inc will be hosting the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Introductory Educational Seminar on June 20th at 6:30 pm. The seminar aims to teach dieters how to eat smarter and maintain their results through a sensible weight loss program with realistic goals and methods. Originally developed over 20 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, who is a medical doctor with a PhD in nutrition, sports medicine and biology, the program includes one-on-one coaching and education to help with developing and maintaining smarter lifestyle habits.

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is a short-term plan with a clear beginning, middle and end. The final phase of the program involves learning how to live at a stable weight. Throughout the program, participants learn to enjoy the foods they love without experiencing guilt as they learn how and why they gain weight, how to stabilize their weight, when and in what combinations they should consume carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and why an active lifestyle is beneficial to their health.

Olivieri Chiropractic Inc is located at 250 Newport Center Drive #102, Design Plaza in Newport Beach. Call 949-760-5437 to learn more.

Better Breathers Club

The Orange Coast Memorial’s Better Breathers Club will meet on June 21st at 4:00 pm. The support group was designed to assist those with Chronic Lunch Disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and chronic bronchitis. By bringing together those who suffer from these conditions, the group aims to alleviate the feelings of loneliness and isolation that are commonly felt by those who suffer from these conditions while also helping members manager their condition and improve their quality of life. The program is based on the American Lunch Association guidelines and loved ones are always welcome to attend.

The Orange Coast Memorial Health and Wellness Pavilion is located at 18035 Brookhurst St in Fountain Valley. Registration is required to participate in the support group. You can register online or by calling 1-800-636-6742.

Parkinson’s Monthly Support Meeting

The Oasis Senior Center will host its monthly support meeting for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s Disease on July 1st at 6:30 pm. The goal of these monthly meetings, which are sponsored by Parkinson’s Resource Organization, is to allow participants to learn from and share with each other while providing each other with support.

The Oasis Senior Center is located at 801 Narcissus in Corona del Mar. Dedicated to helping seniors and their families through education, recreation and cultural and social services, Oasis Senior Center offers a number of programs to the community. Call 877-755-4111 for more information about the Parkinson’s support group and other activities being offered.

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