ST. JOSEPH â€” The Region IV Area Agency on Aging will offer a Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) workshop beginning Thursday.
Diabetes PATH is a chronic disease self-management program that teaches practical skills for living a healthy life with diabetes. The focus is on self-care, learning new coping strategies and sharing experiences.
The workshop will meet from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 8 at Rappha Medical Center, 3911 Stonegate Park.
The class is free, but donations will be accepted.
Family members, friends and caregivers are encouraged to attend.
Class size is limited, so registration is required.
ST. JOSEPH â€” The Region IV Area Agency on Aging, 2900 Lakeview Ave., will offerÂ a Matter of Balance class atÂ its offices beginning Oct. 9.
Matter of Balance â€“ Managing Concerns About Falls is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
Classes will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 27. The classesÂ will be led by trained facilitators.
CostÂ is $15 for the participant book.
NILES â€” Lakeland Health willÂ host Living Well with Heart Failure, a free class about congestive heart failure, from 5-6 p.m. TuesdayÂ in the Buchanan Area Health Resource Library at Lakeland Hospital, Niles, 31 N. St. Joseph Drive.
Participants will learn to identify common causes and symptoms of heart failure, as well as new daily routines that can improve quality of life.
Registration is required by calling 556-2808.
The Lakeland Weight Loss Center is offering a pair of free seminars, Lose Weight … Find Health, next month.
The first seminar willÂ be from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Conference Room at Lakeland Medical Suites, 42 N. St. Joseph Ave., Niles.
The second seminar will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, 1234 Napier Ave.
Bariatric surgeons will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 190 million adults in the United States are overweight and obese.Â Those more than 40 percent overweight are twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of average weight.
However, losing as little asÂ 5 to 15 percent of your initial body weight can reduceÂ the risk of diabetes and other illnesses, and can even eliminate your need for some medications.
NILES â€” Lakeland Health will offer a free program designed to help anyone with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels learn about lifestyle changesÂ that may help them avoid or delay the onset of diabetes.
The class willÂ be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the Buchanan Area Health Resource Library at Lakeland Hospital, Niles, 31 N. St. Joseph Ave.
During the first hour of the program, a registered nurse will guide attendees through the disease process of diabetes and introduce healthy lifestyle changes. The final hour will be spent with a registered dietitian, who will suggest meal selections that can help maintain health and manage weight.
The program does not require a physician referral.
Registration is required as class size is limited.
For more info, or to register, call 556-2868.
ST. JOSEPH â€” Lakeland Orthopedic Physical Therapy now is enrolling participants for Bones in Balance, a program designed to teach those with osteoporosis and osteopenia how to live with these conditions through self-management.
Bones in Balance incorporates education and exercise, and is led by trained physical therapists. The program includes valuable self-management tips from a pharmacist, registered dietitian and nurse educator.
Classes will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. or 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 2-25 at theÂ Center for Outpatient Services, 3900 Hollywood Road.
A physicianâ€™s order is required to participate.
CostÂ is $25 to cover the cost of materials. The remaining amount is billable to insurance.
For more info, or to register, call 556-7150.