The York County Area Agency on Aging is offering free diabetes self-management workshops 9-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 19 to Aug. 23, at York Commons, 2406 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion.

York County residents 60 and older living with Type 2 diabetes, and caregivers age 60 and older caring for someone with Type 2 diabetes, can participate in the workshops.

The interactive program spans six workshops taught by certified instructors through the agency.

Developed by the Self-Management Resource Center, formerly Stanford University Patient Education Program, this health-promotion program provides tools for managing diabetes, dealing with difficult emotions, and breaking the symptom cycle that comes with the disease.

The program introduces participants to self-management tools, such as healthy eating, monitoring blood sugar, and action planning, among others.

A companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, Fourth Edition, and an audio relaxation tape will be provided for all participants.

There is no charge for the workshops. Preregistration is required by calling Megan Craley at (717) 771-9610.

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