Beaumont class teaches how to live with pain

Beaumont Farmington Hills physician Peter R. Schoeps, a specialist in family, geriatric, and addiction medicines, will speak at “Helping You Live a Meaningful Life,” a September 25 event designed for those who live with chronic pain and their loved ones.

Chronic pain can affect day-to-day life and mental health since your body may still hurt weeks, months or even years after injuries or surgeries, or in some cases, the onset of pain without injury. The pain may also cause depression, sleep problems, worry, sadness, grief and interference with activities, which may lead to a reliance on opioid medication for relief.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the William Costick Activities Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills, the event will include:

  • Dr. Schoeps discussing how to live a meaningful life with pain and answering questions
  • options for dealing with painkiller addiction from Hope not Handcuffs
  • interactive tools for mind and body healing by Beaumont Integrative Medicine
  • information on pain management techniques, including physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, spiritual practice and yoga therapy
  • music in a healing environment by a Beaumont music therapy practitioner
  • prescription drug take-back day by the Farmington Hills Police Department
  • an introduction to the healing properties of aromatherapy and pet therapy
  • a Beaumont dietitian reviewing foods that assist in the healing process
  • additional resources, such as social work, pharmacy, and physical and occupational therapies
  • a chance to win a prize when you complete all the pain management stations
  • light refreshments

To learn more, call 248-471-8959.