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“Take Control of Your Health” Classes Announced
Release Date: April 26, 2018

"Take Control of Your Health" Classes Announced

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(Newton, NJ) Seniors or disabled individuals and/or their caregivers, who are dealing with chronic conditions or a disability, are invited to participate in "Take Control of Your Health" classes, sponsored by the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services. The "Take Control of Your Health" classes are a FREE six-week, 2 ½ hour per week course, based on a chronic disease self-management model developed by the Self-Management Resource Center. Each week the interactive class led by a team of Peer Leaders will assist participants in building the skills necessary to manage symptoms; communicate effectively with healthcare professionals; develop healthy lifestyles including good nutrition and exercise; alleviate fear, anger and frustration; make daily tasks easier; and get more out of life. The course is supplemented with a manual "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" that is provided to each participant.

A new course is currently scheduled to take place on Tuesdays at the Hopatcong Civic Center, 32 Lakeside Boulevard, Hopatcong, NJ, beginning on May 15 through June 19, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Light snacks will be provided at each session.

Join us for a fun and informative six-week workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact Sussex County Division of Senior Services today at (973) 579-0555, ext. 1222 or dfriedberg@sussex.nj.us to learn more about the "Take Control of Your Health" program.

A message from the Department of Health & Human Services, One Spring Street, Newton, N.J. 07860 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone 973-579-0559 Fax 973-579-9894 seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

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