WATERBURY — The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging is currently offering an in-home version of the Live Well With Diabetes workshop for adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes without having to use technology beyond the telephone.
A new group will run from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays starting on April 8.
The program offers help on learning new skills to manage diabetes. Once a week for six weeks, a trained Live Well leader will facilitate the one-hour group phone calls to help enhance the experience and to alleviate social isolation during the time. Participants will learn about health eating, high and low blood sugar, being active, sick day guidelines, tips for dealing with stress, foot care, making weekly action plans and how to set small and achievable goals.
Participants will be mailed a toolkit at no cost consisting of the book “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions,” as instruction booklet and an exercise CD.
Class size is limited to six participants; preregistration is required. Participants must be willing to share their name, address and phone so the toolkit can be mailed directly to them and the leader can place the weekly group call.
Those seeking additional information or to sign up may contact Debby at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-757-5449 ext. 125.