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For Your Health for Sept. 25, 2023 | Journal-news

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Self-management plans for diabeticsMARTINSBURG — A new virtual diabetes self-management program will include healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, meal planning, reading food labels and how to work with your healthcare provider.

The diabetes self-management program will be offered virtually via Zoom each Monday, Sept. 11 through Oct. 16, from 1-3:30 p.m. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required.

• MARTINSBURG — A new diabetes self-management program workshop in Martinsburg. The six-week program offers the tools and skills necessary to successfully manage diabetes or pre-diabetes. Anyone living with or caring for someone with diabetes is also encouraged to register for the program.

Skills covered include healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, meal planning, reading food labels and how to work with your healthcare provider.

The diabetes self-management program will be offered every Thursday from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Berkeley Senior Center in Martinsburg. The program starts Oct. 12 and continues through Nov. 16. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required. The deadline to register is Oct. 6.

To register, contact DeJarnett at [email protected]. The deadline to register is Friday.

Chronic disease program is Nov. 15 MARTINSBURG — Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a six-session interactive workshop designed to help individuals coping with one or more chronic diseases learn to take day-to-day responsibility for their care, increase the skills necessary to manage their disease and work effectively with their health care professional.

This chronic disease self-management program is being offered via Zoom so participants can join from the comfort and safety of their own homes. The virtual program includes the same content offered during the traditional in-person workshops. The next session begins Oct. 11 and will be held each Wednesday from 5-7:30 p.m. through Nov. 15.

Living Well is free and open to those with dealing with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, chronic pain. Everyone can benefit from learning the skills to coordinate all the activities needed to manage their health, as well as help them maintain a full and active life. Caregivers are also encouraged to attend.

For more information or to register, contact Dana M. DeJarnett at 304-264-1287, ext. 31814 or [email protected]. The deadline to register is Oct. 6.

Upcoming yoga classes scheduled HEDGESVILLE — Community Yoga Classes scheduled with instructor Elizabeth Mauck will be held as follows:

• Cardio Yoga, every Monday and Friday from 9-10 a.m. at Hedgesville Public Library.

• Gentle Yoga, every Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. at Christ Reformed UUC, 177 E. Burke St.

No pre-registration required. A $5 donation is suggested. If you have a you have yoga equipment, bring it with you. A limited number of supplies will be available for those without equipment.

For more information, contact Dana DeJarnett at 304.264.1287, ext 31814 [email protected] or Elizabeth Mauck at [email protected].

Good Samaritan free clinic schedule MARTINSBURG — Good Samaritan provides free health care to the uninsured and underinsured. The main clinic is at 601 S. Raleigh St., Martinsburg. It does not take appointments and provides family practice care at all the clinics except women’s health evening.

Hours for the clinic are:

• Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

• First Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.

• Women’s Health Clinic on the third Tuesday at 5 p.m.

• Rescue Mission every Monday 10:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit goodsamaritanfreeclinic.org.

Meditation for everyone is Tuesdays MARTINSBURG — Meditation for everyone: Walking, standing and sitting to be held 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Martinsburg Library, top floor.