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August 22 - Registration Now Open for Healthy Living for ME’s Free August Workshops

12/13/2022

Statewide - Healthy Living for ME invites adult Mainers of all ages to register for the network’s free August workshops focused on health and wellness. The workshops offered by the statewide network in August that are listed below are open to the public and include the two topics of managing diabetes and improving fitness and activity levels. “Whether you’re dealing with a chronic disease such as diabetes, or are 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 many Mainers are able to find an option that works for them and can take advantage of these free resources for improving their health and wellness,” said Jennifer Fortin, Training & Fidelity Manager of Healthy Living for ME.

Registration Now Open for Healthy Living for ME’s Free August Workshops
Workshops Available In-person, Online, by Phone

Statewide - Healthy Living for ME invites adult Mainers of all ages to register for the network’s free August workshops focused on health and wellness. The workshops offered by the statewide network in August that are listed below are open to the public and include the two topics of managing diabetes and improving fitness and activity levels.

“Whether you’re dealing with a chronic disease such as diabetes, or are 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 many Mainers are able to find an option that works for them and can take advantage of these free resources for improving their health and wellness,” said Jennifer Fortin, Training & Fidelity Manager of Healthy Living for ME.

● Better Health Now with Diabetes is conducted over the phone. Participants in this workshop receive a toolkit in the mail and work with a leader either by themselves or in small groups. Topics covered include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear, and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; appropriate use of medication; and working with healthcare providers.

This workshop is being offered by Healthy Living for ME network partner MaineGeneral's Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living Center. It runs from August 3rd to September 7th, 2022.

● Bingocize - This workshop combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education with the goal of increasing older adults' functional fitness, health knowledge, and social engagement.

Bingocize is being offered in-person by Healthy Living for ME network partner SeniorsPlus beginning on August 9th, 2022. The workshop will be held at the Education Center at SeniorsPlus in Lewiston on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 AM, through October 13, 2022.


● Living Well with Diabetes - There are two sessions of this workshop being 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 supports learn how to live well. Topics covered during the workshop include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear, and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; appropriate use of medication; and working with healthcare providers.

The online session of Living Well with Diabetes is being offered by Healthy Living for ME network partner SeniorsPlus. It will be held on Thursdays, 1:00-3:30 PM, beginning August 11, 2022 and running through September 15, 2022.

The in-person session of Living Well with Diabetes is being offered by Healthy Living for ME network partner Spectrum Generations. It will be held on Thursdays, 1:00-3:30 PM, beginning August 25th and running through September 29, 2022. The workshop will be held at the Cohen Community Center in Hallowell.

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