York County hosting free diabetes workshops


The York County Area Agency on Aging is hosting a six-week diabetes self-management workshop in the coming weeks.

The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday from April 20 through May 25 at the York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road in Springettsbury Township, according to a county news release.

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The self-management workshops are open to York County residents 50 and older living with Type 2 diabetes, residents 18 and older living with a disability and Type 2 diabetes, and caregivers of eligible participants.

Researchers at Stanford University developed the program to provide tools for managing diabetes, dealing with emotions and breaking the “symptom cycle” that comes with diabetes, the release states. A companion book and relaxation tape will be provided.

Pre-registration is required by April 17.

The program will be repeated May 25-June 29 at Country Meadows Leader Heights, 2760 Pine Grove Road; and July 13-Aug. 17 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St., North York, the agency said.

To register, call the York County Area Agency on Aging at 717-771-9610.