JFS Offers “Take Control of Your Health” Workshops

Posted on November 13, 2014

More than 100 million Americans are currently living with chronic disease. The most common are arthritis, heart and lung conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure and anxiety. In support of community members dealing with chronic disease, Jewish Family Service will present “Take Control of Your Health”, a six week workshop designed to help individuals suffering from ongoing or long-term health conditions. These workshops will give people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a more active role in their health care.

“Take Control of Your Health” workshops are free of charge and will last approximately 2 ½ hours each. A series of workshops will run from January through August in various locations throughout the community.

Attendees will learn ways to:

  • Manage Symptoms
  • Communicate Effectively with Doctors
  • Adopt Healthy Eating & Exercise Habits
  • Manage Stress, Fear, Anger and Frustration
  • To make daily tasks easier

Each participant will receive the complimentary reference book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” and a certificate of completion.

“Take Control of Your Health” is provided by a grant from The New Jersey Department of Human Services. Created by Stanford University, this proven program is designed to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions or pain.

For more information on “Take Control of Your Health”, please contact Sharon Simon at 609-822-1108 x 152 or ssimon@jfsatlantic.org. To see dates, times and locations of workshops please see the JFS calendar.

About “Take Control of Your Health”

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90CS0042-02-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.