Free workshops for managing chronic conditions will kick off at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Avamere Health and Fitness, 760 Spring St., Medford.

Free workshops for managing chronic conditions will kick off at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Avamere Health and Fitness, 760 Spring St., Medford.

Other workshops will be held every Thursday.

The workshops are intended to help attendees deal with pain, fatigue and other symptoms caused by chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. Exercises, nutrition education and doctor-patient communication skills will be discussed.

Call 541-864-9611 for information.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., will hold a town hall meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Medford City Council Chambers, 411 W. Eighth St. For information, call 541-608-9102.