The YMCA Southcoast will continue to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program as we enter 2019.  As a result they have scheduled three (3) separate free information sessions.

District employees and their spouses who have Blue Cross through the City of New Bedford are eligible to attend the information sessions at no cost.

Who should attend?

Anyone who believes they are at risk for developing diabetes are encouraged to come hear more about this very successful evidence-based program designed to prevent people from developing diabetes. The YMCA will do an eligibility assessment at the session and will share details about the commitment, lifestyle changes and benefits of joining.

If there are enough eligible participants to start a Diabetes Prevention Program, the class start will begin exactly one week after the information session, and meet on the same day/time. The classes meet weekly at first, then they taper off to bi-weekly and monthly meetings.  District and City employees who have previously enrolled in this program have found it to be extremely beneficial and effective.

During the information session it will be determined you are eligible to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program.  District employees and their spouses who have Blue Cross through the City of New Bedford are able to participate in the program at NO COST!

In New Bedford:

Tuesday, January 29th 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Southcoast YMCA Association Office in New Bedford, 128 Union St., Suite 301, New Bedford

(Demello International Center)

Coach:  Dara

Thursday, January 31st 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Southcoast YMCA Association Office in New Bedford, 128 Union St., Suite 301, New Bedford

(Demello International Center)

Coach:  Audra

In Fall River:

Wednesday, January 30th 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Southcoast YMCA Fall River Branch

Fall River YMCA Branch, 199 N. Main St., Fall River (1st floor conference room or upstairs)

Coach:  Audra

For more information on the DPP and program eligibility, please contact Dara Midwood, Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator for the Southcoast YMCA at dmidwood@ymcasc.org or call (508)996-9622 x141

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