Healthy Living for ME invites adult Mainers of all ages to sign up for free August networking workshops focused on health and wellness. The workshops are open to the public and include two topics of diabetes management and improving fitness and activity levels.
“Whether you’re dealing with a chronic disease like diabetes, or you’re looking for ways to improve your activity levels, Healthy Living for ME can help. With workshops available online, in person and by phone, we hope that many Mainers will be able to find an option that works for them and can take advantage of these free resources to improve their health and wellness,” said Jennifer Fortin , manager of training and loyalty for Healthy Living for ME, according to a release from the health network.
• Better Health Now with Diabetes is done over the phone. Participants will receive a toolkit in the mail and work with a leader either on their own or in small groups. Topics covered include: techniques for dealing with symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; proper use of medicines; and working with health care providers.
This workshop is offered by network partner MaineGeneral’s Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living Center. It lasts from August 3 to September 7.
• The Bingocize workshop combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education with the goal of increasing adults’ functional ability, health literacy, and social engagement.
Bingocize is offered in person by network partner Healthy Living for ME SeniorsPlus starting Tuesday, August 9. The workshop will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 13 at the SeniorsPlus Education Center at 8 Falcon Road in Lewiston.
• Living Well with Diabetes will include two sessions offered in August, one online and one in person. This workshop is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes, those with prediabetes and their supporters learn how to live well. Topics covered include: techniques for dealing with symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; proper use of medicines; and working with health care providers.
The online session is being offered by network partner SeniorsPlus. It will be held from 1.30pm on Thursdays starting August 11 and running until September 15.
• The Living Well with Diabetes in-person session is being offered by network partner Spectrum Generations. It will be held from 1 to 3:30pm on Thursdays starting August 25th and running through September 29th. The workshop will be held at the Cohen Community Center at 22 Town Farm Road in Hallowell.
For virtual workshops, participants who do not have the necessary technology may be eligible to borrow an iPad from Healthy Living for ME to participate.
Registration is required for these workshops. For more information and to register, contact Healthy Living for ME at 800-620-6036 or [email protected]. Registration can also be done by visiting healthylivingforme.org.
Healthy Living for ME also welcomes referrals from healthcare providers. Its evidence-based programming can help patients manage and prevent conditions before they become more serious or result in emergencies.
To learn more about these and other workshops offered by Healthy Living for ME, visit its website.
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