AAA7 presents free diabetes program to Gallia

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — Are you living with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, caring for someone living with diabetes, or are you someone who just wants to learn more about healthy living? Would you like to gain confidence and new skills to manage your diabetes and feel healthier?

The Area Agency on Aging District 7 Inc. staff plans to unveil a special evidence-based diabetes self-management program to local residents.

Participants in the diabetes self-management program will gain needed support in addition to a number of other benefits including:

• Learning practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and depression;

• Discovering ways to be more physically active;

• Learning how to eat healthier and manage your diet;

• Learning better ways to talk with your physician and family about your health;

• Monitoring your blood sugar;

• Finding ways to relax and deal with stress.

The program is open to those age 60 and older. The free six-week workshop will soon be offered in Gallia County at the Gallia County Senior Center, 1167 State Route 160, Gallipolis. Sessions over the six-week period will be each Wednesday from June 15 through July 20. Each session will be from 1-3 p.m. Those participating should attend all six sessions.

For those who register, anyone who attends at least four classes will be entered into a drawing for a Walmart gift card.

Participants in the diabetes self-management program can represent individuals living with diabetes, be a caregiver of someone with diabetes, or be someone who simply wants to learn more about healthy living.

Pre-registration is required by calling AAA7 at 1-800-582-7277, Ext. 247 or Ext. 284.

Staff Report