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Niagara County Offers Free Evidence Based Health Workshops

Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Monday, April 30, 2018/Categories: Health, Health Events

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The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition; for example, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain and high blood pressure.  

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (once a week for six weeks)

This 6-week workshop helps participants learn or enhance their skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active lifestyle. Caregivers are also welcome.  Workshops are scheduled to begin on:

  • Wednesday, May 2 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm – DeGraff Hospital Community Center, 139 Division Street, North Tonawanda

  • Friday, May 25 from 9:00am to 11:30am – John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Boulevard, Niagara Falls

Diabetes Self-Management Program (once a week for six weeks)

This 6-week workshop helps participants learn or improve problem-solving and decision-making skills, enabling them to confront the challenges of living with diabetes.  Caregivers are also welcome.  Workshops are scheduled to begin on:

·      Friday, May 4 from 9:00am to 11:30am – Elks Lodge, 6791 North Canal Road, Lockport

Diabetes Prevention Program (once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6-8 months)

This 16-week workshop has been proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.  Individuals learn skills to make lasting lifestyle changes, including healthy eating, physical activity, stress management and staying motivated.  Workshops are scheduled to begin on:

·      Tuesday, May 1 from 9:00am to 10:00am – Eastern Niagara Hospital, 521 East Avenue, Lockport

 

To register, or if you have additional questions about any workshop, please contact Kristin Wolf, RN, BSN Nursing Division at the Niagara County Department of Health at (716) 278-1900.

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