Jul 13

Volunteers sought to lead diabetes self-management program

Date: July 13, 2015 | Category: News

Are you an individual who likes to help others? If so, Care Connection for Aging Services may have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
Care Connection and your local senior center are seeking individuals to attend training to become leaders of the Diabetes Self Management Program, Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes, a six-week workshop developed by Stanford University.
The course is designed to help people manage the challenges of diabetes. An “ideal” leader is an individual who has Type II diabetes, has a family member with diabetes or is a healthcare professional, is not fearful of speaking in a group, and is committed to helping others as a volunteer.
Leaders are trained by certified Master Trainers in a four-day training program. Training is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 3-4 and August 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Warrensburg Senior Center, 445 East Gay Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Leaders must attend all four days of training. Following their training, the leaders are able to facilitate the six-week program for groups in their communities.
To register, contact Vickie Whitsitt at 1-800-748-7826 or email vwhitsitt@goaging.org.