Please join The Arc and our featured guest speakers for our upcoming December HealthMeet™ webinars!  As always, we encourage you to share/post this information with others that may also be interested in learning more about these important topics.

 

Please check out our HealthMeet™ Events page for a full calendar of all our upcoming HealthMeet™ events at:  www.thearc.org/healthmeet-events

 

 

Prevent, Understand, and Live with Diabetes 

Wednesday, December 5th

2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Arc San Fran Health Advocacy Program

Wednesday, December 19th

2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Nurse Practitioner, Leone Murphy, from The Arc of New Jersey, will present information on one of The Arc of New Jersey’s health promotion projects, Prevent, Understand, and Live with Diabetes.   Leone has presented seminars on this topic for self advocates, staff and caregivers.  She has helped to develop a Diabetes workbook and DVD — written for self-advocates and caregivers — that addresses the areas of prevention, diagnosis, symptoms, diet and treatment for individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This diabetes booklet and a DVD (in English and Spanish) are available from The Arc of NJ at no charge.   These materials were developed with funding from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

 

Please join Jennifer Dresen and Wendy Ginther, Co-Directors at the Center for Health & Wellness at The Arc San Francisco to hear about their Health Advocacy program and techniques used to help improve the overall health and wellness of many of their clients.  Learn more about health needs of aging persons with ID and the unique challenges they face to maintain their health.  Jennifer and Wendy will also be joined by a team of Self Advocates who will express their thoughts regarding health issues that have affected them and what has helped to make those experiences more comfortable.  They will inform us the challenges and complications that obstruct them from maintaining a healthier lifestyle.  Join us to learn more about how to help break down the barriers that stand in the way of having all individuals with disabilities receive better health care and become better advocates for healthier living.

 

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