Take Control of Youth Health, a free workshop for enhancing wellness in adults of all ages living with chronic disease, will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 10–May 8, at the YMCA of Montclair, 25 Park Street.

Take Control of Youth Health is designed for adults living with a long-term health conditions and/or their caregivers. Developed by Stanford University, the program will help participants manage symptoms, develop healthy eating and exercise habits, communicate effectively with doctors and health care teams, manage fear, anger, and frustration, and make daily tasks easier. A free copy of “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” is included. Past participants report feeling better and an overall improvement in quality of life. 

Space is limited; registration is required. For more information or to register, call Carol Kearney at the YMCA of Montclair at (973) 415-6131.

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The program is being coordinated by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Additional funding for the program has been secured through the United Way of Northern New Jersey.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (Federation) stands at the center of a network of partner agencies dedicated to providing comprehensive social services and meeting the educational, vocational, recreational, and social needs of Jews locally, in Israel, and in 70 countries around the world. Responding to emergency and disaster situations around the world is another important part of the Federation mission.