The Arc of New Jersey and the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project are very pleased to receive a $25,000 grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to fund the Healthy Lifestyles Project. This is the 6th year we have received this funding for this very special project and we are grateful to The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey as these monies will help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn how to live a healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise and stress management.
Sign up for our HLP Live events for guided events relating to health and fitness for adults with I/DD. The last event of the month even includes supplies shipped for FREE to your location! There will be an HLP:Live each Wednesday at 11AM, but the final event of the month has a capacity limit, so register quickly!
Follow Along Online!
We post videos on our social media pages during the week to help you live healthy at home! Follow along with yoga poses, relaxing meditation techniques, healthy recipes and more! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube to get them directly to your feed.
We find it important to keep nurturing our connections with you and branching out in ways that help us all continue to grow.
We will be presenting webinars every Tuesday at 2 PM on a variety of topics relating to self-advocacy and healthy living, focusing on what you can do at home.
Live viewers will be able to share comments and ask questionsduring the webinar. All webinars will be recorded and archived on our website to view after airing.
All HLP in-person trainings are currently postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, but are scheduling virtual trainings! Contact us at NSJAP@ArcNJ.org to get something scheduled for your group.
For now, check out our Youtube page and Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for training videos as well as healthy activities and tips! You can also register for our webinar series and view past videos here.
As part of HLP, the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project team will present healthy lifestyle trainings, at your location, for FREE! During our Jan. 2018- Dec. 2019 grant cycle, a total of 72 trainings reaching an astounding 1,122 people.
Can't make it to a training? Want to review a training you attended?
Watch more HLP training videos like the one below on our Youtube Channel!
Positive Pulse E-Newsletter
The Positive Pulse e-newsletter is sent monthly to our network with advice and resources on living a healthier life. Click here to sign up or send us an email at NJSAP@ArcNJ.org. You can find previous and current issues below.
Positive Pulse- All 2018 Issues2018 Topics Include: Emergency Preparedness, Workplace Wellness, Diabetes Awareness, Winter Wellness, Creative Arts Therapy, Heart Health, Nutrition, Sexual Assault Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, Outdoor Safety, Friendship and Socializing, Kindness
Positive Pulse- All 2019 IssuesJanuary: New Year, New You!, February: Healthy Snacking, March: It's Easy Being Green!, April: Misconceptions about Staying Healthy, May: I Want to Ride My Bicycle, June: Positive Paws, July: Parks and Recreation, August: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils, September: Yoga, October: Dental Hygiene, November: Holiday "Stuff", December Trying New Things
In addition to trainings, many events are held as part of The Healthy Lifestyles Project. These events are scheduled throughout the state year round to promote healthy living though clean eating, exercise and relaxation. To view images from past events, take a look through the gallery below. Photos and videos are also routinely posted on our social media pages! A grand total of 43 HLP events were held in our Jan. 2018- Dec. 2019 grant cycle, reaching a total of 858 people!
There are currently no in-person events due to the pandemic, but we will let you know when they resume. For now, join us in our virtual programming!