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 diabetes or pre-diabetes, and caregivers age 60 and older caring for someone with 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 CD will be provided for all participants.

The free workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, beginning September 10th through October 15th.

The workshops will be held at South Central Senior Center, 150 E. Main Street, New Freedom Borough.

There is no charge for the workshops.  Pre-registration is required by calling the senior center: 717-235-6060.