Daily Life News (May 16, 2018)

TEEN group will meet May 21

The Technology Excel­lence in Education Network will gather for its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the USD 408 district office at 101 N. Thorp St., Marion. For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

MCDA offers class on chronic pain

The Marion County Department on Aging is offering a class is for individuals who have a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain.

Pain is defined as being chronic or long term when it lasts longer than three to six months.

Examples of chronic pain conditions are chronic musculo-skeletal pain (neck, shoulder, back), fibromyalgia, whiplash injuries, repetitive strain injury, chronic pelvic pain or post surgical pain.

This class may benefit those who have conditions such as persistent headache, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome or diabetic neuropathy.

The class will look at techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue and isolation, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance, nutrition, pacing activity and rest and evaluating new treatments.

This class will meet 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, starting May 22 at the Com­mun­ity Room at Hilltop Manor, 1501 E. Lawrence, Marion. The cost of the class is $6. Call 620-382-3580 to register.

Library to host stuffed-animal event

Marion City Library will host a Safari Stuffed Animal workshop at 7 p.m. June 7 in the Santa Fe Room.

Children age 5 and older must register by May 15, and choose the animal they wish to make—elephant, monkey, hippo or tiger. The cost is $10. Call the library at 620-382-2442 to register.

At the workshop, children will hand-stuff their animal with fluff and love, then insert wishes and special intentions inside each animal. When complete, the children will name their animal and receive a birth certificate for it.