Take Control of Your Health 6 Week Community Workshops
Licensed Through The
Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP)
Knowledge is power! Thanks to a grant from the State of New Jersey, and support from people like you, the Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey (SCANJ) serves as a host agency for 6-Session Community Workshops for the Take Control of Your Health Program.
Who Should Attend: Anyone who wants to lead a healthier life. Adults, Caregivers, Health Care Professionals and others, who have, or care for someone with chronic health problem such as, sickle cell disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis, asthma or other health problems.
Why You Should Attend: It works! Studies have shown that the Take Control of Your Health Workshop produces positive results for people who complete the program. You can help yourself and others to a healthier life. Participants report improvements in physical activity; stamina and pain control; better communication with their health care providers; fewer doctor and hospital visits and fewer emergency room visits.
In a small group setting you’ll learn how to make better nutrition and exercise choices, relaxation techniques to help reduce your stress, better ways to communicate with your doctor and loved ones about your health, and more.
The workshop was developed by the Stanford School of Medicine Patient Education Department, and has been held at locations throughout the country and around the world. SCANJ’s workshops are led by state certified Peer Leaders, some with health conditions themselves. Community Workshops are held once a week for 2 1/2 hours over the course of 6 weeks. The workshops are under the supervision of Master Trainers’ Kevin Baxter, Darlene Young and Mary Bentley LaMar. Workshops are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Follow the registration prompts above. To register by phone or to find out how to have a workshop for your organization, just contact Mary at 973-482-9070 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, so register now to be a part of this empowering FREE program.
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The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey (SCANJ) is here to help, educate, and advocate in the fight against sickle cell disease.
SCANJ is a 501c3 non profit community based agency established on September 1, 2009 to assist the sickle cell community, especially adults, with non - medical needs such as, support groups, transition, education, access to research, resource sharing, family follow up and other programs that improve the quality of life.
SCANJ works in partnership with dedicated health care professionals who provide much needed care for the sickle cell community and is open to individuals, sickle cell treatment centers, health care providers and organizations that support sickle cell disease services in the State of New Jersey.
Please help us by volunteering or making a tax deductible donation to SCANJ P.O. Box 9501 Newark, NJ 07104. Donations can also be made online through our website.
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Mary Bentley LaMar, Founder
P.O. Box 9501 Newark NJ 07104
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