FAIRFIELD — Solano County Public Health and the Area Agency on Agency are looking for volunteers to attend a four-day workshop on how to better manage and live with chronic conditions – and to become teachers.
People with such chronic conditions as diabetes, heart problems and hypertension or their caretakers can attend. After successfully completing training, they will help with future chronic disease self-management workshops, teaching at least two annually.
“An ideal candidate for a Healthier Living Program leader is an adult who has a chronic disease and/or who cares for someone with a chronic condition, who is excited about facilitating workshops, feels comfortable leading group discussions, and is committed to helping other people,” said Robin Cox, health education manager with Solano Public Health, in a press release.
No prior medical or teaching background is needed, according to the press release.
Free workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 to 31 at 2101 Courage Drive in Fairfield. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To become certified, participants must attend all four days.
Training is limited to 25 people. Please call the Area Agency on Aging at 643-1797 to register.
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