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Free diabetes education classes

By Staff reports

The Everyone with Diabetes Counts program is providing several opportunities around the state for people with Medicare to take part in free diabetes education classes.

The free classes, part of a program led by the West Virginia Medical Institute, are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their families and caregivers. Nurses, community health workers and volunteers trained by WVMI will cover topics that include managing every aspect of diabetes, from nutrition to exercise to important tests and exams.

Upcoming classes include:

• Boone County -- 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 22 and 29 at Boone Memorial Hospital, 701 Madison Ave., Madison.

• Greenbrier County -- 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct 8, Oct. 15, and 22 at White Sulphur Springs Public Library, 203 West Main St., White Sulphur Springs.

• Jackson County -- 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 29 at Ravenswood Senior Center, 511 Washington St., Ravenswood.

• Jackson County -- 6 to 8 p.m. Oct 10 at Jackson County Public Library/Ravenswood Branch, 323 Virginia St., Ravenswood.

• Kanawha County -- 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 at Lippert Terrace, 4420 MacCorkle Ave.

• Lincoln County -- 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at Lincoln County Opportunity Co. Inc., Senior Nutrition Site, 360 Main St., Hamlin.

• Lincoln County -- 3 p.m. Oct. 14, 21 and 28 at Lincoln Primary Care Center, 7400 Lynn Ave., Hamlin.

• Lincoln County -- 11 a.m. Oct. 23 and 30 at West Hamlin Senior Nutrition Site (attached to City Hall), Hamlin.

• Logan County -- 3 p.m. every Oct. 10 at Logan Regional Medical Center (Education Building), 20 Hospital Drive, Logan.

• Mason County -- 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 at Mason County Senior Center at Point Pleasant, 101 2nd St., Point Pleasant.

• Mason County -- 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at Hartford Senior Center, U.S. 33, Hartford.

• Mason County -- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 4 at River Bend Place, 617 5th St.

• Mercer County -- 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at Princeton Hospital, 122 12th St., Princeton.

• Mingo County -- 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Kermit Public Library, 138 Main St. Kermit.

• Mingo County -- 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Three Rivers Family Practice, 1 Stonecoal Road, Kermit.

• Nicholas County -- 10 a.m. to noon every Friday at Summersville Regional Medical Center, Outpatient Clinic behind hospital, 4th floor conference room, 400 Fairview Heights Road, Summersville.

• Raleigh County -- 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and Oct. 14, Memorial Baptist Church, South Kanawha St., Beckley.

• Raleigh County -- 1 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at Greystone Villages, Senior Living Community, 200 Greystone Drive, Beaver.

• Summers County -- 11 a.m. Oct. 23 and 30, Hinton House Apartments, 495 Stokes Drive, Hinton.

• Summers County -- 10 a.m. Oct. 13 and 22 at Summers County Rural Health Clinic, 1500 Terrace St., Hinton.

• Wayne County -- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21, Ceredo Public Library, 1200 Oak St., Kenova.

For more information, visit www.wvdiabeteseducation.org or to register for a class, call 855-376-9382.


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