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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2020
Contact: John Lyon, Director of Strategic Communications (845) 638-5645
                 Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H., CPE, DABFM, FAAFP (845) 364-2512

BE A HEALTHIER YOU IN 2020

It's never too late to live a healthier lifestyle

NEW CITY, NY - - Do you have a chronic health concern that is stopping you from living your life to its fullest? Do you have concerns about falling? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert recommend that you take one of the following workshop series to help you reach your goal of living a healthier lifestyle. You'll gain the skills you need to better manage your ongoing health conditions and improve the quality of your life. Register now! Let this be the year you take charge of your health!

Better Choices Better Health: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions: This free six-session workshop series will show you the skills you need to better manage your ongoing health conditions and improve the quality of your life. For more information or to register, call (845) 364-2500.

National Diabetes Prevention Program: Learn how you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. This free, highly successful one-year program will help you prevent diabetes. You will learn how to improve your food choices and lose weight, increase your physical activity level, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss - Call 364-2651 for more information & eligibility. Registration is required.

Living Well with Diabetes: This free six-session series will help you: understand type 2 diabetes and learn how to prevent complications; keep track of your blood sugar, eat healthy; be more physically active; learn relaxation techniques to cope with stress; and take charge of your health. For more information or to register, call (845) 364-2500.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls: This free eight-session fall-prevention program meets once a week for two hours. It will help you learn to reduce your fear and risk of falling and show you simple exercises to increase your strength and balance. The next program will begin in Spring 2020. For more information or to register, call (845) 364-2500.

Tai Chi for Arthritis: This free program meets twice per week for one hour for eight weeks. This program will help relieve problems experienced by people with arthritis, namely pain, and stiffness. It also benefits health in general and improves relaxation. For more information, call (845) 364-2500.

"Receive support and encouragement from both the workshop leaders and your classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaining your overall well-being," said Dr. Ruppert. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Take control of your life and register now! You'll feel more in control of your health.

Please see our cancellations page for up to date information on meeting, event, class and exam cancellations and/or postponements.