Free Living Well With Diabetes Workshop

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NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

 Free workshops can lead to healthier living

 The York County Area Agency on Aging is offering free diabetes self-management workshops called  “Living Well With Diabetes”.

York County residents 60 and older living with Type 2 diabetes, and caregivers age 60 and older caring for someone with Type 2 diabetes, can participate in the workshops.  The interactive program spans six workshops, once a week for 2½ hours.  The workshops will be taught by certified instructors through the agency.

Developed by the Self-Management Resource Center, formerly Stanford University Patient Education Program, this health promotion program provides tools for managing diabetes, dealing with difficult emotions, and breaking the symptom cycle that comes with the disease.  The program introduces participants to self-management tools like healthy eating, monitoring blood sugar, action planning and dealing with difficult emotions among others.  A companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition, and an audio relaxation tape will be provided for all participants.

The free workshops will be held from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm every Wednesday, beginning February 13th through March 20th.

The workshops will be held at York Township Park Building, 25 Oak Street in York Township.

There is no charge for the workshops.  Pre-registration is required by calling Megan Craley at 717-771-9610.