Hasbrouck Heights is initiating a six-week health program beginning in November which is designed to help adults self-manage chronic diseases.
The “Take Control of Your Health” community workshop will be offered once a week for six weeks beginning Monday, Nov. 5. Each session is about 2 ½ hours from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and conducted in the Hasbrouck Heights Library conference room.
The program is being offered at no cost and is sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Health Department in conjunction with the Health Awareness Regional Program of HackensackUMC.
According to the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health, Take Control of Your Health in New Jersey was developed by the School of Medicine at Stanford University in California as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and is recognized internationally as a premiere, evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention program.
During workshops, participants learn strategies for managing symptoms, working with health care professionals, setting weekly goals, problem-solving, relaxation techniques, handling difficult emotions, eating well, and exercising safely and easily.
The program has grown over the past six years with more than 3,000 people having completed it. People who have completed the course report improvements in physical activity, stamina and pain control. They also report better communication with their health care providers and overall reduced doctor and hospital visits.
The program is offered to Hasbrouck Heights residents at no cost but registration is required as space is limited. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions and purchase the companion class book for $20.
Registration can be done online at hasbrouckheights.bccls.org or call the library at 201-288-0488.
See the attached brochure for more information.