Take Control of Your Health Facilitator


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Different sites throughout Burlington CountyBurlington, NJ 08016


About

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 kbennett@bcc.edu, or call 609-894-9311, x 1499.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • after training, 2.5 hrs/week for 6 weeks

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