Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Burlington County

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Healthy Lifestyle Programming

All of the following programs are currently sponsored by RSVP of Burlington County. If you are interested in being trained to lead any of these workshops in your area or if you’d like to join them as a participant, please contact our office at (609) 894-9311, ext. 1487 or rsvpoff@rcbc.edu. Be sure to let us know which of the programs you are interested in and how you’d like to get involved.

 

Project Healthy BonesChronic Pain Self-Management

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain is an evidence based program that has been researched and proven to be effective in the quality of life for seniors.  

This 6-week workshop meets once week for a 2 1/2 hour each session and will cover topics such as: 

  • Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance 
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Nutritional information and tips 

Along with other valuable information for seniors. 

Classes are highly interactive, where mutual support and success builds the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.  To join a session please contact the RSVP office at (856) 222-9311, ext. 1488 or email rsvpoff@rcbc.edu

 

A Matter of BalanceA Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an 8 session structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

The program was designed to benefit community-dwelling older adults who:

  • Are concerned about falls
  • Have sustained falls in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • Are age 55 or older, ambulatory and able to problem solve

Sessions are led by two volunteer peer leaders and are available to be held anywhere within Burlington County. For more general information about this program, please click here.

 

Take Control of Your HealthTake Control of Your Health

Chronic-Disease Self-Management Program

This six week community workshop is designed to give people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers the knowledge and skills needed to take a more active role in their health care.

Participants learn healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about life.

Applicable chronic conditions include but are not limited to:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic pain

The Take Control of Your Health workshop can help you take charge of your life. Sessions are led by two volunteer peer leaders and can be held for free in any township within Burlington County.

For more general information about this evidence-based program, click here.