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Niagara County Department of Health, Office for the Aging offer free diabetes self-management workshops

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Mon, Apr 18th 2016 12:20 pm

The Niagara County Department of Health, nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.

A workshop series is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 17, at the Pendleton Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd., Lockport. It runs from 9-11:30 a.m. This six-week program is for people who have a diagnosis of diabetes. It has demonstrated proven health benefits for people with diabetes, and complements the health care individuals may already be receiving.

The workshop is designed to help participants enhance their skills to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles. Workshop participants will improve problem-solving and decision-making skills to confront the challenges of living with diabetes. They will also learn how to improve food choices, increase physical activity, and practice coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyles.

Individuals with diabetes, or caregivers of persons with diabetes, can register for the diabetes self-management workshop program by calling NY Connects through the Office for the Aging at 716-438-3030, or the Niagara County Department of Health, nursing division, at 716-278-1900. Groups or organizations interested in scheduling diabetes self-management workshops or chronic disease self-management workshops should call 716-278-1900.

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