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Help Is Available For Seniors Dealing With Chronic Conditions

Release Date: September 26, 2008
Seniors dealing with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers are invited to participate in "Project Healthy Living," a FREE six-week, 2 ½ hour per week, course based on a chronic disease self-management model developed at Stanford University.

Help Is Available For Seniors Dealing With Chronic Conditions

Seniors dealing with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers are invited to participate in "Project Healthy Living," a FREE six-week, 2 ½ hour per week, course based on a chronic disease self-management model developed at Stanford University. The program is a collaboration of the Sussex County Division of Senior Services, NORWESCAP RSVP, Newton Memorial Hospital, the NJ Department of Health & Senior Services – Division of Aging and Community Services, and the NJ Department of Human Services - Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services. Each week, the interactive class led by a team of Peer Leaders, who are also dealing with chronic conditions themselves or as caregivers, 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 at no cost. The next course is scheduled to take place at:

Sussex-Wantage Library
69 Route 639
Wantage NJ
Fridays, November 7,14, 21 December 5, 12, 19, 2008
9 a.m. to 11:30 pm

Get on the road to enhancing your life before the Holidays! Space is limited and registration is required! Contact Sussex County Division of Senior Services, 579-0555 or seniorservices@sussex.nj.us today to learn about this and future courses.

A program of the
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