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

by jmaloni


Wed, Nov 5th 2014 07:00 am

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

A workshop series is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Eastern Niagara Hospital, 521 East Ave. (6:30-7:30 p.m.). The workshop consists of six consecutive weekly classes.

Organizers said this is a program with proven health benefits for people with diabetes, and complements the health care an individual may already be receiving. The workshop is designed to help participants enhance their skills to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles.

The classes are designed so that workshop participants improve problem-solving and decision-making skills to confront the ever-changing challenges of living with diabetes. They will learn how to improve food choices and increase physical activity and coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyles.

If you have diabetes, or are a caregiver of someone with diabetes, and would like to register for a diabetes self-management workshop program, call 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.

If your group or organization is interested in scheduling a diabetes self-management workshop or a chronic disease self-management workshop, call the Niagara County Department of Health nursing division at 716-278-1900.

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