Description of Program
HealthEASE was created in New Jersey to coordinate and expand health promotion and disease prevention services for older adults at the local level, with the goal of promoting, supporting and sustaining older adults in living healthier, more independent lives.
HealthEASE targets older adults at all levels of the health spectrum, from those experiencing no health issues to those with multiple chronic diseases and physical limitations.
The education series includes important information on six health promotion topics including:
- Nutrition "Serving Up Good Nutrition"
- Physical activity "Exercise and Getting Fit"
- Heart disease "Keeping Up The Beat"
- Memory improvement "Maximizing Memory"
- Osteoporosis and falls prevention "Bone Up On Your Health"
- Safe use of medications "Be Wise About Your Medications".
The modules can be delivered as separate educational programs or as a series of workshops. The goal of each module is to provide education to promote patient empowerment leading to a healthier lifestyle. Each module includes specific actions that can be taken to improve health as related to the session topic. Each session is approximately one and a half hours in length.
Early results indicate participants are willing to make a pledge to make at least one healthy behavior change.
For additional information, please contact:
Helen Varvi, M. Ed., CPS
Program Director at
Or call at 732-254-3344 ext. 137