Do you have a desire to help people and improve your community? Free training is being offered to individuals interested in becoming peer leaders for future Living Well Workshops. The four-day training prepares attendees to facilitate a small six-session series of Living Well Workshops in the community. These evidence-based workshops form the basis of a chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP) developed at Stanford University. They are proven to help people living with health conditions lead healthier, more satisfying lives. Individuals with conditions such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, arthritis, or asthma have all shown benefits from this program.

Leader training dates are Sept. 3, 4, 9, and 10, and attendance is required for all four sessions, which run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. No experience or healthcare training is necessary, just an interest in helping people or the desire to be part of a community-wide wellness initiative. Personal experience with a chronic health condition is also advantageous.

The leader training and chronic disease self-management program are part of Putnam County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). For details about training or to register, contact Cornelia Schimert at 914-666-7616, ext. 1235, or Mary White at 845-808-1734.  Visit or visit Facebook at and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

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