Free presentation about diabetes

When:
October 18, 2017 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
2017-10-18T17:30:00-04:00
2017-10-18T18:30:00-04:00

 

Free presentation about diabetes offered

Diabetes and Your Health will be presented at 5:30 p.m., October 18 at The Hickman in West Chester, Pa.

A free presentation about the prevention and management of diabetes will be held at 5:30 p.m., October 18, at The Hickman Friends Senior Community, 400 N. Walnut St., West Chester, Pa. Doors open, with light refreshments served, at 5 p.m. All are welcome.

More than 100 million Americans are living with diabetes or prediabetes, and Type 2 diabetes  accounts for up to 95 percent of those cases, according to the CDC. People with diabetes are at increased risk of serious health complications.

Understanding its causes and risk factors, and making important lifestyle changes can help make this disease more manageable. Those who have, or whose family member has been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes are urged to attend this informative presentation by Janelle Gaj, RD, LDN of Main Line Health at Riddle Hospital. She will answer questions and discuss how diabetics can improve their health and quality of life.

This presentation is one in a series of four Sip & Sit community service events hosted by The Hickman. Those planning to attend are asked to call 484-899-0547 or email gmacdonell@thehickman.org  to reserve a seat.

About The Hickman

The Hickman is a non-profit personal care community located on a residential street in the heart of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Guided by Quaker values and tradition, The Hickman provides compassionate, individualized care to older adults in an affordable, home-like environment. A new building, set to open in early 2018, will add 74 studio and one-bedroom suites to the community, including a secure dementia unit on the first floor. For more information or to schedule a personal tour, visit www.welcometothehickman.org or call 484-899-0547. “When you’re here, you’re home.”

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