The Lions Club of Plainfield has donated $5,000 to the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in support of its Diabetes Self-Management Program, Take Charge of Your Diabetes. This is the second consecutive year the Lions Club has supported this important healthy living initiative.
Designed for diabetics, pre-diabetics and caregivers, this seven-week program is free and open to the community. Using curriculum developed at Stanford University and through a dynamic partnership with Age Options, suburban Cook County’s leading agency on aging, this class will focus on healthy eating, exercise and blood sugar monitoring, among many other self-management tools.
A new session of the Y’s Diabetes Self-Management Program will get underway later this spring. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 12:30-3 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA, 15120 Wallin Drive. Classes will run from April 10 to May 22. The first day of class will include a brief introduction to the curriculum and allow participants to complete paperwork. Registration is required.
Pictured above (L-R): YMCA Staff Members Eileen Scotchlas, Erin Lightbody and Lisa Behounek; and Roger Bonuchi.
As one of the nation’s leading nonprofit charities, the YMCA is committed to strengthening local communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Through its financial assistance and scholarship program, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA works to fulfill its mission of ensuring that its programs are available to everyone and no one is turned away due to the inability to pay.