Extension to offer classes for type 2 diabetics at Abington Senior Center, The Wright Center and Elm Park United Methodist Church

September 17th, 2015 10:28 am

First Posted: 2/11/2014

Penn State Extension is offering, “Dining with Diabetes: A Program for Adults with Diabetes and their Families,” to help those with type 2 diabetes manage their disease.

The cost of the program is $40 per person or $55 for two family members living in the same household. Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries receive free registration. Financial scholarships are also available.

The program includes: four classes, recipes, educational materials, exercise DVDs, pedometers and stretch bands. Each class is taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator and Community Health Educator, and offers food demonstrations and tasting, ideas for physical activity, and discussions regarding important information to help manage diabetes. In addition, tests are provided to measure hemoglobin A1C and blood pressure.

Three, four-week programs will be held on: Thursdays beginning Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a follow-up class on May 29 at The Wright Center, 5 South Washington Avenue, Jermyn; Mondays beginning March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. with a follow-up class on June 2 at Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, S. Abington Township and Fridays beginning April 25 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a follow-up class on July 25, at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden Street, Scranton.

For questions or to register, call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842, email [email protected], or visit extension.psu.edu and click on Lackawanna County.