Who are Living Healthy Leaders? 

Teams of talented and dedicated facilitators trained and certified by the Area Agency on Aging, to lead LIVING HEALTHY workshops of 10 – 16 seniors age 60+ in their local communities.


What will I learn?

The goal of a LIVING HEALTHY Leader is to provide workshop participants with the beliefs and skills they need to manage their chronic health conditions and live a healthier lifestyle.


For information contact: Maureen McCarthy

(561) 684-5885



All registrations will be pending acceptance


For a Volunteer application, please click here


The Area Agency on Aging invites you to become a leader for the Chronic Disease Self Management "Living Healthy" program.


Must participate in a four-day training to be certified



  • Experience the deep satisfaction of changing lives with a proven effective program
  • Receive specialized training and easy-to-use instructional materials
  • Learn new skills and gain valuable experience in program delivery
  • Make a tremendous difference in the lives of people you serve


Training workshops are:

  • Four days
  • Seven hours each day
  • Taught by CDSMP Master Trainers
  • Interactive




What qualifications will I need?

  • Empathy for people with chronic conditions
  • Interest & ability to work with groups
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to be culturally sensitive
  • Ability to present factual information
  • Acceptance that you will serve as a facilitator, not a teacher


What materials will I need?

Each Leader trainee receives a detailed Leader’s manual, a copy of the textbook Living a Health Life With Chronic Conditions, and a Leader’s copy of a relaxation audio CD.


Do I need to be a Healthcare Professional?

No experience is necessary to become     a Living Healthy Leader. Workshops are facilitated from a scripted manual. You   use the manual as a guide when you facilitate a workshop.


 You will accomplish this by discussing:

  • The differences between acute and chronic health conditions.
  • Techniques used to create action plans and use problem solving.
  • Ways to breathe and relax in order to relieve symptoms of their chronic conditions.
  • The importance of healthy eating, increased physical activity and better communication with family, friends and healthcare professionals.
  • Ways in which you can deal with depression.
  • Your past and planning for your future.


 Will I need to speak during this  Training?

 Yes. Each Leader trainee will have an  opportunity to rehearse and deliver a brief  class segment as part of the training  workshop. In fact, the workshop will allow  Leader trainees to experience the LIVING  HEALTHY class content exactly as they will  deliver it in the community.




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