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Register For ‘Take Control of Your Health’ Free Workshop

Invest in Your Health, It’s Worth It

Post Date:04/10/2019

RARITAN – Somerset County Freeholder Sara Sooy, health department liaison invites anyone age 60 and above to attend a free six-week workshop titled “Take Control of Your Health.” The goal of the program is to provide people who have chronic conditions and their caregivers with the skills and knowledge they need to take an active role in managing their health.

The workshop will be held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning May 16, continuing May 23, 30, and June 6, 13, and 20.  Attend this fun, interactive, practical and motivational course at the Raritan Borough Hall Community Room, located at 22 First St. Advanced registration is required.

This program will benefit people age 60 and above who have 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 discover how to get more out of life. Participants will also receive a free book titled, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”

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 have gained a more positive outlook about their condition.

This program is sponsored through a partnership with the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Office on Aging & Disability Services, and the Somerset County Department of Health.

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