Info sessions on diabetes education program offered

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FARMINGTON — Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County is offering two drop-in information sessions on Healthy Lifestyle, a MaineHealth program in partnership with the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Healthy Lifestyles is a diabetes prevention program from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that teaches lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes. The yearlong program will help participants: learn how to eat healthier, be more physically active and manage stress; develop skills to make healthier choices to lose weight; and get long-term support to stick with the changes.

Instructors will include Ellen Thorne, Cheryl Moody and Sabrina Lopizzo.

The program is available to any community member for a fee and at no cost to Franklin Community Health Network employees and their spouses/partners who are covered by the MaineHealth medical insurance plan. The program is not designed for people who have already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

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Anyone interested in learning more about the program can visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Chisholm Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

FMI, RSVP: ethorne@fchn.org, 207-779-2357.

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