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Accepting Applications for Healthy U Leaders

Consider joining the Agency’s team of committed, caring Healthy U Leaders working to make a difference throughout our communities by helping people:

• Learn strategies to better self-manage chronic health conditions.
• Improve their quality of life.
• Feel empowered to take charge of their responses to health issues.

Healthy U is an evidence-based program helping participants to make decisions and set individual goals to enhance their well-being and improve everyday health through skills learned throughout a six-week workshop. Workshops are developed for adults who either live with chronic health conditions, or are caregivers for loved ones. Leaders are often people who live with chronic health conditions themselves and benefit from the program just as well as workshop attendees do. No formal health education is required to be a leader, but rather the desire to help others and willingness to follow the scripted program. Two trained lay leaders facilitate each Healthy U workshop and model skills and activities in strict adherence to the training manuals provided.

Once certified, Leaders must accept a minimum of one workshop assignment per calendar year for each program in which they are trained. Each workshop consist of six weekly sessions each lasting 2 to 2.5 hours apiece. Leaders who execute an agreement with the Agency are paid a stipend of $25 per session for a maximum of $150 total per workshop upon submission of workshop paperwork, subject to continued funding from the Ohio Department of Aging. Additional stipends are possible for recruitment and retention, again subject to continued funding.

Required four-day Leader Core Training for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program will be 9am-4pm on Jan. 13, 14, 20 and 21 in Fairborn. Masking and physical distancing protocols will be followed for everyone’s safety. Applications are due Dec. 9. Pre-screening is required of all applicants, and there is no cost to attend the training. Please note there are limited spaces available and all applicants may not be selected at this time.

Click here for an application.

Click here for the training flyer.

For additional information, please contact knevius@info4seniors.org or leave a message at 937-341-3001.

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