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04/10/2014

Annapolis, MD (April 10, 2014) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, in partnership with Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), seeks volunteers to instruct the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  This six week (2.5 hours per week) workshop, developed by Stanford University, will be taught at various places throughout Anne Arundel County, including BWMC, AAMC, senior activity centers, community centers, churches and libraries.  The program teaches participants how to manage their chronic disease(s) through healthy eating, exercise, stress reduction and other self-management skills. 

 

The Department of Aging and Disabilities will train volunteers to lead this community based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program over a 4-day training period.  No medical background is needed, but volunteers must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience.  Volunteers must be able to attend all 4 days of training to become a certified program instructor.  Training will be held at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD on the following days from  9:30 am to 4:30 pm:
  

Thursday, June 5

Friday,  June 6

Thursday,  June 12

Friday,  June 13
  

To register for the training or to get more information, please contact Pam Toomey, Living Well Coordinator, at the Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4366 ext. 3081 or agtoom88@aacounty.org.


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