EFFICIENCY AND COMFORT ... Palo Alto's "Home Efficiency Genie" Scott Mellberg will discuss how residents can reduce their energy and water consumption while making their homes more comfortable in a free presentation on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2:30-4 p.m., at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Mellberg will discuss the hows and whys of home energy efficiency, and provide useful tips on how residents can improve their homes' performance.
MANAGING CHRONIC CONDITIONS ... Representatives from Stanford Health Care's Aging Adult Services Program will hold a free, six-session workshop titled "Better Choices, Better Health: Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program." The workshops will be on Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m., from Jan. 21 to Feb. 25 at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Topics will include techniques to deal with fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communication techniques; and how to evaluate new treatments. Each participant will receive a copy of the companion book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and an audio relaxation CD, "Relaxation for Mind and Body." Space is limited. Call 650-289-5400 to register. Caregivers are also invited to register and attend.
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