No-cost diabetes program announced

POMEROY — Do you or someone you love have diabetes? “Everyone with Diabetes Counts” is a program that encourages small lifestyle changes while learning about your diabetes and the way it affects your health. Have fun with friends and family while learning how to manage diabetes through the no-cost educational workshops. The program includes six weekly two-hour workshops. There is no cost to participate.

The sessions begin March 29, 2017, from 10 a.m.–noon and repeat for six weeks on Wednesdays through May 3. Sessions are hosted at the Meigs County Senior Center located at 112 E. Memorial Drive in Pomeroy. Enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more energetic lifestyle by calling to enroll in the no-cost educational program 1-800-331-2644 ext. 2300, today. The course will be taught by Area Agency on Aging 8 Information & Assistance Specialist, Gerri VanNoy, SWA, CIRS-A.

Program topics include: Understanding the Human Body; Understanding Risks Factors; Monitoring Your Body; Physical Activity; Meal Planning Complications; Medications and Medical Care and Living with Diabetes. To participate, you must have Type 1 or 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes AND be 60 years of age or older OR be a Medicare or Medicare/Medicaid beneficiary.

This program material was adapted by Health Services Advisory Group, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Ohio, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program is not a replacement for medical care. Participants should keep all medical appointments and follow the directions of healthcare providers.