Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Burlington County RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is seeking volunteers to teach their "Take Control of Your Health Chronic Disease Self-Management" Program. Free peer leader training enables volunteers to teach people with chronic conditions and caregivers to: 1) manage symptoms, 2) get started with healthy eating and exercise, 3) communicate effectively with your doctor and health care team, 4) manage fear, anger and frustration, 5) make daily tasks easier, and 6) get more out of life. No previous knowledge about chronic illness is necessary since teaching is done from a detailed manual that is used as a script. Upon completion, peer leaders will facilitate the 6-week, 2.5 hour per week Take Control of Your Health workshop with groups of 8-18 people who have one or more chronic conditions.
For information on the program and training, please email Karen Bennett at email@example.com, or call 609-894-9311, x 1499.