A photo of James Blazin over a blue and white background with the words "participant spotlight"

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from, etc.

My name is James Blazin. I am 52 years old, and I live in Griffin, Georgia.

When did you connect with NCHPAD?

I began NCHPAD programs in May of this year, starting with Coffee Club.

What NCHPAD programs have you been part of?

I am still doing Coffee Club, and just finished the MENTOR program.

What did you like about any of the programs?

I like the variety of subjects talked about in Coffee Club and the different people to interact with in both Coffee Club and MENTOR.

Tell us why you would recommend a NCHPAD program or NCHPAD Connect to someone else.

Because it is a great way to get to know others and stimulate the mind.

What brings you joy?

My relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, my relationship with my family, and my relationship with my girlfriend, Amber.

How has this impacted your life? Is there anything you’ve learned from NCHPAD that has impacted your life?

I am now more social with others, and it has helped me make friends more easily. I have learned that people come from all walks of life, and we all have our individuality, and we are not to look down on others for their differences or any other reason.

Is there a particular person you’d like to give a shout-out, like an instructor, health coach, etc?

I have a shout-out for Stephanie Ward, the Community Engagement Health Educator and Coffee Club leader, and John, who does the exercise class in the MENTOR program.