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About HLP

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 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn how to live a healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise and stress management. 

“People with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New Jersey have benefited greatly because of Horizon and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The Foundation has been a generous partner to The Arc of New Jersey and many, many other community based non-profit organizations with a simple but commendable goal of supporting the state's most vulnerable citizens. Although frequently excluded from this type of education, hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have learned how to live a healthy lifestyle and to improve their lives through a proper diet, increased exercise and stress reduction, because of the Foundation. The Foundation continues to dramatically and positively impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are not only a laudable corporate citizen, they are also passionate and committed to helping the people of this State. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey consistently demonstrates how they care about New Jersey and they are a stable and financially secure not for-profit and an exemplary example to others.” --Thomas Baffuto, Executive Director of The Arc of New Jersey

Upcoming Events

Our sixth year of Healthy Lifestyles Project events is under way! Sign up to our Council Email Lists to stay updated.

Please note that all events are RSVP required and space is limited. Please contact us if you are interested in attending. 

Additionally, if you have suggestions for events in your area, please contact us at


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 You can find previous and current issues below.

  • 2018 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

  • January: 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!

More events like these are planned for this year! Bookmark this page, join our mailing list, and follow us on social media to keep up with new HLP events!


Contact us to schedule a free workshop at your location!
Phone & Fax: (732) 749-8514