Residents needed for health training

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.

Elder Options is looking for residents with one or more chronic health conditions to help others learn to take control of their ongoing health conditions through the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.



* What: The Elder Options Chronic Disease Self-Management Program leader training

* When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14-15 and July 21-22

* Where: GTEC, 2153 Hawthorne Road

* Cost: Free, but registration is required

* Information: Call 352-692-5219 or email

Training, which is free and open to the community, will be provided from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14-15 and July 21-22 at the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center, or GTEC, at 2153 Hawthorne Road. Registration, which is limited, is required. To apply, call Betty Flagg at Elder Options at 352-692-5219 or email

The workshops, which will take place at a later date, will be held for 2 1/2 hours once a week for six weeks.

Elder Options is a non-profit agency that administers funds from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for senior services in a 16-county area that includes Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union counties.

The agency, mandated by the Federal Older Americans Act, exists to promote the independence, dignity, health and well-being of elderly citizens; to plan, fund and administer a coordinated continuum of services, and to advocate for the needs of older Americans.

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