The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging is offering free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops throughout Niagara County. Volunteers are needed to lead the workshops.
The six- week programs are for people who have diagnoses of diabetes or caregivers of those with diabetes. The programs have demonstrated proven health benefits and augment diabetic medical management people receive from their providers. Participants will enhance skills to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles by improving problem-solving and decision-making. They will learn to address the challenges of living with diabetes. Workshop topics also include improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and practicing coping skills to maintain nutrition and a healthy weight.
Volunteer Leaders receive free training and those age 55 and older will also receive mileage reimbursement, supplemental insurance coverage to and from and while volunteering, and a volunteer luncheon through the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
To become a Volunteer Leader call the RSVP Office at
285-8224, ext. 216.