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6/19/2018 - Free ‘Take Control of Your Health’ Workshop Starts July 9

Free ‘Take Control of Your Health’ Workshop Starts July 9

Improve Your Life by Improving Your Health


RARITAN – Somerset County Freeholder and Health Department Liaison Patricia L. Walsh invites anyone age 60 and above and their caregivers to attend a free six-week workshop entitled “Take Control of Your Health.” The workshop will be held every Monday beginning July 9, continuing July 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is designed to give people with chronic conditions and their caregivers the knowledge and skills to take an active role in managing their health.

Attend this fun, interactive, practical and motivational course at the Raritan Borough Hall Community Room, located at 22 First St. This program will benefit caregivers and people age 60 and above with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and asthma. Course participants will learn how to better manage their symptoms, eat healthier, exercise safely, alleviate pain and fatigue, be more independent, feel better and get more out of life. Participants will also receive a free book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”

Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call Stacey Toolan at (908) 203-6072 or email toolan@co.somerset.nj.us.

If you are one of the 80 percent of older Americans living with a long-term health condition, then you will benefit from this workshop. Participants have shown an improvement in their overall health and outlook on their condition.

This program is offered through a partnership between the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office on Aging & Disability Services, along with The Regional Morris & Somerset County Chronic Disease & Cancer Coalition and the Somerset County Department of Health.

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