Free "Live Well with Diabetes" Workshops

Start the New Year off right at the Waterbury Senior Center with a free, interactive six-week Live Well with Diabetes workshop! This program helps people with diabetes or prediabetes and their family members or caregivers learn new skills to help manage diabetes. The workshop takes place at the Waterbury Senior Center at 1985 East Main Street on Monday mornings, Jan. 6, 13 and 27 and Feb. 3, 10 and 24, from 9:30-12. Participants will learn about healthy eating, being active, blood sugar goals, how to treat low blood sugar, taking medications, communicating with healthcare providers, basic foot care, and sick day guidelines. Other topics include creating sample menus, learning about stress management and difficult emotions, developing action plans and avoiding complications.

Call today to register for this very interactive and informative class! There are books and gifts for all participants, and those who attend at least four of the six weeks will receive a $25 gift card. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 203-574-6746.

Live Well is sponsored by The Western CT Area Agency on Aging, State Unit on Aging and Connecticut Department of Public Health through grants from the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Generous support is also provided by a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation. Live Well with Diabetes is an evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University.