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The Gateway Family YMCA Invites You to Take Control of Your Health

Take Control of Your Health is a workshop for those with chronic conditions, provided free of charge.

Elizabeth, NJ, March 27, 2015 --( The Gateway Family YMCA is offering a 6-session, 15 hour workshop that gives people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a more active role in their health care.

This program will be offered at the Elizabeth Branch, 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ. Take Control of Your Health begins on Thursday, April 2nd at 1:00pm and is offered free of charge to all participants.

For those suffering with chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety this program can help prepare them to take charge of their life. Workshops are led by certified peer-leaders provided by the YMCA. To register for the program, or for more information, contact Michael Johnson at 908-249-4809 or

“Our goal at The Gateway Family YMCA is to educate and engage those members of the community who are diagnosed with a chronic disease and partner with them to improve their lives,” said Krystal Canady, CEO of The Gateway Family YMCA. “Participating in a workshop such as Take Control of Your Health is a positive step for anyone who has a chronic disease or those who care for someone with a chronic disease, and we are excited to offer it at no cost to the participant,” added Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. Community programs and initiatives such as the Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Take Control of Your Health and Early Learning Readiness advance the Y’s cause. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

This project was supported in part by grant number 90CS0042-02-00, from the US Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.

To learn more about The Gateway Family YMCA’s Take Control of Your Health Program, please contact Michael Johnson at 908-249-4809 and/or or visit
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