**The NVHD office and WIC office remain closed to the public and walk-ins. Please call 203-881-3255 x100 to make an appointment.**

NVHD DOES NOT SCHEDULE VACCINE APPOINTMENTS BY PHONE. TO SCHEDULE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT: https://portal.ct.gov/vaccine-portal. NEW CLINIC LOCATION 100 BANK STREET (REAR ENTRANCE OF NVHD BUILDING).

Diabetes Telephone Workshop – Session 1


May 19, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Lisa Trupp

Phone:  203-881-3255 x116

Email: ltrupp@nvhd.org

 

Free Live Well with Diabetes

Telephone Workshop Starts June

(NAUGUATUCK/BEACONFALLS) The Naugatuck Valley Health District has partnered with the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging to offer our first session of the in-home version of the popular Live Well with Diabetes workshop for adults in Beacon Falls and/or Naugatuck with diabetes or pre-diabetes in the comfort of their home without having to use technology beyond the telephone. This program helps them learn new skills to manage their diabetes.  Once a week for six weeks, a trained Live Well leader will facilitate the one-hour group phone calls to help enhance the experience and to alleviate social isolation during this time. Participants will learn about healthy eating, high and low blood sugar, being active, sick day guidelines, tips for dealing with stress, foot care, making weekly action plans, and how to set small and achievable goals. Participants will be mailed a toolkit at no cost consisting of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, an instruction booklet, and an exercise CD.

Class size is limited to six participants that live in Naugatuck and/or Beacon Falls, and pre-registration is required. Participants must be willing to share their name, address, and phone number so the toolkit can be mailed directly to them and the leader can place the weekly group call. A new group is starting on Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:00AM from June 3- July 8. To sign up, contact Lisa at 203-881-3255 ext.116 or ltrupp@nvhd.org.

*We will be hosting additional sessions for our other Valley community members later this summer*

Live Well is sponsored by The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, State Unit on Aging and Connecticut Department of Public Health through grants from the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Generous support is also provided by a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation. Live Well with Diabetes is an evidence-based self-management program developed at Stanford University.

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