The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education office is being relocated to Blue Ridge Hall, Room 350, 601 University Boulevard in Harrisonburg. Moving will begin today and should be completed Monday.
East Rockingham Senior Center members welcomed Brandy Wade as the new Center Director on Monday, September 15.
Members of Price Rotary Senior Center, Timberville Broadway Senior Center and East Rockingham Senior Center participated in a free healthcare assessment screening for heart disease and diabetes at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community on September 10 and 11.
News from senior centers run by Valley Program for Aging Services.
Fourteen members of the Bath Senior Center completed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSME) and the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) on July 28 and received a Certificate of Completion.
An employee applied for a donation for CDSME from Walmart through a program offered to Walmart employees to encourage and support volunteerism.
During the monthly PRE-AIM conference call with Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Local Coordinators, April Holmes, DARS Coordinator of Prevention Programs, announced that there were almost 5,000 workshop completers since April 2010 when DARS received the first grant to offer CDSME.
Nine people completed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training held June 12, 13, 14 & 15.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum presented information about CDSME to 21 people at the Physician Office Managers Association (POMA) meeting at Augusta Health June 18.
Daniel Dadson, student intern with Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME), and Joyce Nussbaum, CDSME Coordinator, set up a table with information about CDSME at the Sunnyside Retirement Community Health Fair May 29.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum presented information about CDSME and other VPAS services to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) staff who were interested in learning more about Chronic Disease Self-Management specifically related to being a caregiver.
CDSME student intern Shannon Regan wrote the following reflections about her experience after completing the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Workshop.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum attended the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) Life Skills Transition Program Completion Ceremony on Friday, April 25.
A new Diabetes Self-Management workshop series began on April 3 in the Buena Vista-Lexington-Rockbridge Region, led by Jonni Lyle, Maury River Senior Center Director, and Jeri Schaff, BLR RD.
VPAS Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) has exceeded the current grant year goal of having 258 workshop completers with a current total of 272 even though the grant year does not end until Aug. 31. A workshop completer is defined as a participant who attends at least four of six workshop sessions.
There are three Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Workshops for people with diabetes, caregivers and family members scheduled to begin soon and you are encouraged to promote these to your friends and family and also consider attending.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum and student intern Shannon Regan attended the Virginia Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Collaborative Network meeting coordinated by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) March 27.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum and James Madison University (JMU) student intern Shannon Regan presented information about CDSME to 19 first year JMU Huber Learning Students on March 25.
Joyce Nussbaum, Chronic Disease Self Management Education Coordinator, presented to the members of TBSC and PRSC Wednesday morning.
Seventeen Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Leaders attended the Leader Reunion and Refresher Wednesday, Feb. 25.
In January Price Rotary Senior Center members took the time to set some health goals for 2014.
CDSME Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum has enrolled in the 2014 Business Smarts Series sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
Issues In Aging radio show discussed issues related to healthy aging with Robin Hawks, Joyce Nussbaum, and Sharon Strang. Robin Hawks, Blue Ridge Community College, discussed the Aging in Place program which began this fall. The certificate program is designed to help students better understand the needs of older adults from multiple aspects.
All Chronic Disease Self Management Education leaders were invited to attend the Leader Reunion and Refresher on October 2 at the Price Rotary Senior Center.
During the current grant year ending Aug. 31, VPAS Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) hosted 29 workshops with 345 participants and 250 workshop “completers.”
Three people from Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) attended Leader Training in Harrisonburg, and there are now seven WWRC staff trained as Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leaders.
The second Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop (CDSMP) for Highland County ended on August 22, with seven completers.
Stanford University currently requires that all Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Workshops have a minimum of 10 participants at the first session in order to comply with the fidelity requirements of this evidence based program.
The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) received word from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) that CDSME funds would be cut by 30 percent in Grant Year 2 due to sequestration.
Stanford Patient Education Research Center is recruiting participants for the Active Living with Chronic Conditions Tool Kit Program and Research Study.
One idea generated by the Bath, Highland Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Steering Committee was to have a Steering Committee Member, who is also a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) workshop completer, record a public service announcement with the local radio station.
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training that was scheduled to begin May 9 in Waynesboro has been rescheduled for May 22, 23, 29, 30 2013 from 9:00am until 4:30pm.
Leader Training for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is scheduled for May 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 9am – 4:30pm. The Leader Training will be held in the conference room at the VPAS Corporate office in Waynesboro and light snacks, lunch, and all necessary materials will be provided. At least 12 people must be registered in order to hold the training and additional participants are still needed.
Joyce Nussbaum, CDSME Coordinator, and Perlista (PY) Henry, CDSMP leader, made a presentation to the 14 Bath Community Senior Center members, two potential new BCSC members, one caregiver, and three staff members present on April 22.