Date: December 27, 2017 | Category: News
A new year will give seniors with diabetes a new chance to get a handle on their condition rather than allowing the disease to control them.
The Care Connection Warrensburg Senior Center can help with its free, six-week course to help older adults live well with diabetes.
The course, called Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP), will include six two-hour sessions, at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 16. Registration is free but is required. All the sessions take place at the center, 445 E. Gay.
Some 25 percent (or 11.2 million) of seniors age 65 and older have diabetes.
The DEEP course aims to lessen diabetes risk factors, including obesity and high blood pressure; to provide information about diabetes; and to give people the motivation to change.
Among the topics are diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, medication, stress management, smoking cessation, and care of the feet, teeth and eyes.
To register for the program, call Lifestyles Specialist Samantha Schnell at 1-800-748-7826 or Johnson County Services Director Melissa Gower at 747-2624.
Warrensburg Senior Center is one of 23 locations operated by Care Connection for Aging Services, an area agency on aging that serves 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Johnson. The agency mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences.