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Upcoming workshops for winter 2017
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Stepping On Falls Prevention Workshop begins Thursdays, Feb. 2-Mar. 16, 2-4 p.m., at the Bountiful Library (725 South Main Street Bountiful).

Do not let the fear of falling keep you from living. Stepping On is an evidence-based program proven to reduce falls and build confidence in older people. Presenters such as a physical therapist, pharmacists and vision experts help you gain specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls.

For more information, call Morganne Housley at 801-525-5087.

Living Well with Diabetes Workshop begins Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m., at Wade Family Medicine (557 West 2600 South, Bountiful).

Living Well with Diabetes is a fun, interactive six week workshop to help people with type 2 diabetes better manage their health. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.

Subjects covered include:

• Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration

• Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance

• Healthy eating

• Appropriate use of medication

• Working more effectively with health care providers

Anyone with type 2 diabetes should attend the workshop. Family and friends of those with diabetes also are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Morganne Housley at 801-525-5087.

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