Wellness classes provided by the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) have started back up after a time off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While physical distancing requirements remain in place, a creative solution to offer the programs has been developed.
According to a news release, beginning Oct. 7 – Nov. 11, the AAA7 will be offering the popular Diabetes Self-Management Program through a telephone conference call. The format will allow the AAA7 to connect and support class participants while learning valuable tools to manage diabetes. The telephone conference classes will be facilitated by AAA7 staff through a toll-free call-in number. Classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Those who are interested must pre-register for the class. Once registered, participants will receive a free Diabetes Self-Management kit in the mail and the conference call information prior to the start of the class. The kit includes the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” a relaxation CD, and handouts for each class. Contents in the kit will be used for the weekly calls. Participation in the weekly telephone conference calls is required to receive the kit at no cost.
Residents 60 and older in Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton counties are eligible to register at no cost. To register for the class, please call the AAA7 at 1-800-582-7277 and ask for Hannah at extension 247, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to receive the materials in the mail in time for the start of the class, registration deadline is September 25th.
Those who are interested are encouraged to register to stay socially connected and enhance their diabetes self-management skills.
Submitted by AAA7.