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.

 

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.

 

Project Healthy BonesProject Healthy Bones

Project Healthy Bones (PHB) is a 24 week, weight-bearing exercise and educational program for adults with or at risk for osteoporosis.  PHB exercises target the body’s larger muscle groups to improve strength, balance and flexibility.

Participants should wear loose fitting clothing and good footwear to class. They should also bring water bottle.

This class is lead by Project Healthy Bones Peer Leaders. Peer leaders guide and support group participants as they exercise and learn. Leading the class in pairs, the peer leaders provide both class instruction and individualized assistance.  RSVP can provide training to any volunteers interested in leading a class.

More than 2,000 older New Jerseyans have participated in the program as either a peer leader or class member. Many classes continue to meet after completing the 24-week cycle.

Healthy Bones is currently not enrolling new host locations. However, there is limited space for new participants at existing sites. There is space available for the general public at the Rowan College at Burlington County Mt. Holly Center and the Willingboro Senior Center workshops. For residents of Holiday Village and Acacia Manor, there are spaces available in their on-site classes. To join a session please contact the RSVP office at (609) 894-9311, ext. 1487 or email rsvpoff@rcbc.edu.

For more general  information about this program, click here.

 

To get involved with any of these programs contact RSVP at (609) 894-9311, ext. 1358 or email rsvpoff@rcbc.edu