Diabetes information event Saturday

Staff Report

POMEROY —A National Diabetes Month Community Open House will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmers Bank Community Room.

The open house will feature a series of speakers and presentations, as well as light refreshments in the morning and lunch provided. There will be door prizes as well.

Throughout the day, Stacy Hayes from Ohio University Community Health Programs will conduct A1C and blood glucose screenings. Tables will also be set up to display various community resources.

The schedule of speakers and presentations is as follows:

8:30-9 a.m. — Light refreshments

9-9:15 a.m. — Welcome/Opening remarks and information about the ARC Power Grant

9:15-9:45 a.m. — Gentle Yoga with Jackie Starcher

9:45-10 a.m. — Laura Cleland, Creating Healthy Communities

10-10:30 a.m. — “Exercise is Medicine” with Marc Barr

10:30-11 a.m. — Ashley Lawson on the benefits of gentle exercises and how to do them


Noon-12:15 p.m. — Information on what is available

12:15-12:30 p.m. — Jim and Barbara Hudon on “How we manage our diabetes”

12:30-1 p.m. — Dorian Callahan on the challenges of diabetes self-management

1-1:30 p.m. — Ohio University students on Diabetes and Nutrition

1:30-3 p.m. — Live Healthy Appalachia cooking demonstration

For more information contact Laura Grueser at the Meigs County Health Department, 740-992-6626.

Staff Report