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Volunteer Leaders Sought for Health Promotion Programs
Release Date: April 13, 2011

Volunteer Leaders Sought for Health Promotion Programs

(Newton, NJ) The Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services is offering FREE training for volunteers who are interested in co-leading one of their proven health promotion programs. "TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH" volunteer peer leaders co-facilitate a six-session (2 ½ hours per week) series of goal-oriented workshops for persons and/or caregivers of all ages who are dealing with chronic long term health conditions (Ex. Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Emphysema, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure or Cholesterol, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, etc.) The self-management program offers tools that enable participants to be in control of their symptoms, emotions and situations, and enjoy life to the fullest. Four-day leadership training for this program will take place on Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2011, at the Sussex County Public Safety Academy, 114 Morris Turnpike, Newton (Frankford Twp.).

"A MATTER OF BALANCE: Managing Fears about Falls" volunteer coaches co-lead eight-session (2 hours per week) workshops that offer practical strategies to reduce fear of falling, address safety issues, increase activity levels, and improve balance, flexibility, and strength through exercise. Two-day leadership training for this program will take place on Mondays, June 13 and 20, 2011. Lunch and materials are included for both trainings. Potential leaders must attend all training dates for their program of choice. Pre-registration is required. Contact Regina Hannapple, Wellness Coordinator, at 973-579-0555 Ext. 1281 or RHannapple@sussex.nj.us for additional information or to register for these trainings.

A program of the Department of Human Services, Stephen R. Gruchacz, Administrator, Division of Senior Services, Mary Lou Schnurr, Division Director, One Spring Street, Newton, N.J. 07860 Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Phone 973-579-0555 Fax 973-579-0550 seniorservices@sussex.nj.us
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